In connection with a police investigation into prostitution, a man from Pennsylvania was taken into custody for human trafficking.
According to a news release from the police department, the Bensalem Township Police Special Investigations Unit responded to the Inn of the Dove Hotel on Thursday.
Police reported that Dennis Ruoff, 49, had hired a room at the hotel and was wanted on two active warrants. Ruoff and a woman glanced out the window as the officers knocked on the door of the room, but they did not answer it.
After the room was secured in order to acquire a search warrant, Ruoff eventually opened the door and turned himself into authorities.
Two women were found inside the room when the police entered it. After speaking with the women, police discovered that Ruoff was reportedly forcing the women to have sex with other men while giving them drugs and setting up “dates” with other men via a website. According to reports, Ruoff informed the women they owed him money for the narcotics he had given them.
One of the women claimed that Ruoff had also harassed her sexually.
Ruoff was accused of sexual assault, human trafficking, and other offences. On a 10% $1 million bond, he is being held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility.