By Jason Schwartz
BOYNTON BEACH – Authorities have arrested a mother and daughter on prostitution charges after neighbors complained of illegal activity going on in their apartment.
Boynton Beach police say Ramona Ramoutar, 43, and her 24-year-old daughter Daniella Eshtie Sinanan posted pictures and advertised specials under the adult entertainment section of an online classifieds site known for escorts.
It was the second time in two weeks that the pair was arrested for soliciting prostitution together.
In their ad at Backpage.com, the mother and daughter vowed to “rock your world” with “2 for 1 specials.”
On July 24, an undercover officer called the phone number in the advertisement and arranged to meet with Jazmine and Angel the following day, according to the police report. Suspecting that the man was a cop, however, the women abruptly canceled the deal.
Over the course of the investigation, officers said they observed several suspected “Johns” come and go from the mother and daughter’s Savannah Lakes apartment. On July 18, officers stopped a suspected “John” after he left the apartment. The man admitted to officers that he paid $100 for sex with Ramoutar and Sinanan, police said.
On July 24, an undercover officer called the phone number on the Backpage.com advertisement and arranged to meet with Jazmine and Angel the following day, according to the police report.
Police say on July 25, the undercover officer went to Ramoutar and Sinanan’s apartment, and was offered the “2 for 1 special” for $150.
The officer gave Ramoutar $100 and said he had to go back to his car to get the other $50. Officers then went into the apartment and arrested Ramoutar and Sinanan.
Police charged the women with solicitation of prostitution as well as possession of drug paraphernalia because officers said they found a glass pipe and needles in the apartment.
The women confessed to planning to have sex with the caller, police said.
Police said they think that Ramoutar and Sinanan were prostituting themselves to support their drug habits.
Neighbors complained last month and officers began watching the apartment.
They were arrested again Tuesday after officers discovered they were back in business.