- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City police officer is being accused of running a prostitution ring in the metro area, often ferrying women to various motels as soon as his police shift ended.

Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Eduardo Cornejo was arrested on prostitution charges and was held without bail at his arraignment Tuesday. A bail hearing was set for Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Cornejo transported at least 10 different prostitutes to motels in Staten Island, Long Island and New Jersey. He was placed under surveillance last year following an anonymous tip.

The 11-year veteran was fired in January. His lawyer told the Daily News that Cornejo was an Army veteran and was separated from his wife. He said the former cop was working as a car salesman when he was arrested.

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