Cary teens, 41-year-old charged in prostitution bust

From staff reportsAugust 20, 2012 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Cary police have clarified some details in this case, as reflected in the fourth paragraph. This story was updated at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

CARY -- Police charged two Cary teenagers and a 41-year-old Raleigh man in a prostitution incident, according to police reports.

Three Cary police officers arrived at the Red Roof Inn at 1800 Walnut St. just after midnight on Aug. 14 to follow up on a tip from a night clerk, according to reports. When the officers knocked on the room door, they found Dharmender Rai, 41, with Briana Saliani, 18, of 103 Beasley Court, and Brooklyn Sekel, 17, of 102 McIintosh Court, police reports state.

Upon questioning, the female suspects admitted that Rai had solicited prostitution from Saliani and Sekel, according to police reports; police also found lubrication, lingerie and condoms at the scene, reports state. The Cary Police Department cited the teens for prostitution and Rai, of 3320 Queensland Road, for solicitation of prostitution.

Cary police clarified on Wednesday that Dharemender Rai did not admit to the solicitation of prostitution, though both women did. Additionally, when Cary officers arrived Briana Saliani was near but not inside the motel room where police believe prostitution acts took place.

Gayle Saliani, a woman related to Briana Saliani, said Tuesday that the police report contained “incorrect information” but declined to give further details before hanging up during a phone interview. Rai referred comment to his attorney, who couldn’t be reached for comment. Neither Sekel nor her family could be reached for comment.

Wake County Public School System records show that Sekel is in tenth grade at Cary High School, and Saliani was enrolled at Cary High School until July of 2011. The reports don’t list an employer for Rai. All three are set for an Oct. 9 court date for the misdemeanor charges. Briana Saliani also has a pending charge that she drove while impaired earlier this year.

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