Patel, who said he has managed the inn for 30 years, said he has a close relationship with the police and that if there was any inappropriate behavior in a room, the motel guests would be told to leave. “If we think a lot of people are having a party in the room, we kick them out.” “The motel has a history of illicit activities, from drugs to several incidents surrounding trafficking and prostitution,” Bezar said.
Several people have been convicted over the last few years on charges of using the motel for prostitution, Assistant District Attorney Erin O’Brien told the Inquirer.
“Almost every trafficking investigation we have, we see the victim is at Roosevelt Inn,” O’Brien said.
The target is the Roosevelt Inn, a roadside motel in northeast Philadelphia notorious for drug deals and violent crime as well as prostitution.
In this budget hotel, a lawsuit alleges, the girl was held for weeks and months at a time, barred from leaving, and was forced to have sex with as many as 1,000 men over the course of two years, Nadeem Bezar, a lawyer at the Kline & Specter law firm told The Washington Post.
Another reviewer said: “No security at all, these girls are letting their jons in through side doors that are UN-LOCKED.
The smell of marijuana through out the place is disgusting,” and added that the “working girls” and their pimps “run a muck half naked through the hallways.” A different guest said: “Do not bring your kids here please.” In March 2014, security footage from the Roosevelt Inn circulated on You Tube showing a dramatic gunfight in the motel.
Now a lawsuit brought by a 14-year-old girl in Philadelphia and her lawyer aims to change that.