Prostitute allegedly brought into Trenton K-9 HQ

TRENTON, N.J. (WPVI) -- An alleged prostitute paying a visit to the Trenton Police K-9 unit has reportedly landed several members of the force in hot water.

They are under investigation for allegedly bringing a prostitute into the unit's headquarters on the 1200 block of East State Street, a location separate from police headquarters.

"The only thing I can say right now is that it is in fact an active investigation. Active investigations, involving especially personnel matters - until they're dealt with at the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office - I'm really not at liberty to talk about," said Trenton Police Director Ernie Parrey.

Sources say that a member of the K-9 unit is alleged to have brought a prostitute into the building, which is surrounded by chain-link fence, concealing her from surveillance cameras.

But other sources say her presence was not missed by the cameras inside. It's alleged several other officers knew what was happening.

Sources say the story was uncovered when the prostitute was jailed for an unrelated offense. She allegedly reached out to some of the officers from the K-9 unit and when no one helped her, she started naming names.

"It's the office policy not to comment on any internal affairs investigation that may be going on but something could be forthcoming," said acting Mercer Co. Prosecutor Angelo Onofri.

The Trenton K-9 Academy trains dogs and their handlers from area departments as well as patrolling the streets of Trenton.

Sources say the alleged prostitute was able to describe the inside of the building "to a T."
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