A 40-year-old Darien man was cited in Stamford Thursday during a bust of an alleged prostitution ring that operated out of a massage parlor, according to .
The Devon Road resident was ticketed with patronizing a prostitute during the raid, which was reportedly carried out after police received numerous citizen complaints about the business.
According Lt. Tim Shaw, the department's Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit executed a search and seizure warrant at La Rue Estetique Spa (2700 Summer St.) Thursday afternoon.
Upon entering the building, officers observed a male and female engaging in sexual activity in a room on the second floor. In another room, officers observed a female wearing only a bra standing next to a male who was undressed and laying on a massage table. A third female was found sitting at a desk with a computer.
During the search, officers seized the computer, a credit card data processor, an interior surveillance system with three cameras, numerous condoms concealed in cans with false bottoms, body oils and lotions, and cash. A 2003 Lexus model GX 470 was also seized from the location.
Officers called the ring's "madam" — Natalia Cataraso, 41, of Brooklyn, NY — to the location where she was arrested and charged with promoting prostitution in the second degree and operating a massage parlor without a license. Rano Rakhimova, 21, Maryna Rogozhyna, 29, and Alla Gindin, 39, of Brooklyn, NY, were all arrested and charged with prostitution and operating a massage parlor without a license.
Along with the Darien man, a 68-year-old Greenwich resident was also cited for patronizing a prostitute. Both were released on a promise to appear and are scheduled to appear in court April 7.
This story was by Stamford Patch. The language describing violations has been updated to reflect more accurately what charges police brought.