- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

BERLIN, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say an employee of a southern New Jersey adult book store has been charged with promoting prostitution.

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo says 41-year-old Paul Perkins of Berlin was also charged with maintaining a nuisance after authorities raided the Berlin News Agency store last Friday.

The charges were made public Wednesday.

Perkins allegedly collected cash from patrons and provided access to a rear portion of the business where “numerous sex acts” were being performed. He also allegedly sent out alerts online and through apps to let customers know when a woman would be in that area of the store.

Colalillo said the business is a quasi-public area and not a club with membership fees, making payment for access to sexual activity illegal.

It wasn’t known Wednesday if Perkins had retained a lawyer.

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