Riverside Brothel Home Invasion Victims Tied Up, Stabbed

Authorities are investigating an armed home invasion at a brothel in Riverside during which the assailants tied up several victims and stabbed two of them over the weekend, Southampton Town Police said.

A group of men armed with guns and machetes broke into the residence on Old Quogue Road, stole $3,500 in cash as well as phones, wallets and credit cards from those inside before they fled the scene at 6:19 p.m. Saturday, police said.

The victims called 911 and upon police arrival, the two who had been stabbed were treated at the scene.

Police then arrested three of those allegedly involved in the brothel. Cristian Perez-Garcia, 29, of Riverside, was charged with promoting prostitution. Luz Espinal, 34, of Brooklyn and Yasmin Paniagua, 40, of the Bronx, were charged with prostitution.

Police are looking for other men who were frequenting the house at the time but left prior to police arrival. Anyone with information is asked to call Southampton Town Police Detectives at 631-702-2230.