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Three detained in prostitution sting

NORCROSS -- Gwinnett police arrested two men and a woman this week for running a brothel in a residence near Norcross, authorities said.

The male suspects -- Victor Corona-Rofino and Pedro Hernandez-Pordilla -- arranged for prostitution at their Park Colony Drive residence, located off South Norcross-Tucker Road, according to arrest warrants.

They are charged with pimping and keeping a place of prostitution, both misdemeanors.

The third suspect, Maria Carlache-Jiron, who also lives at the residence, allegedly agreed to perform sex. She faces an additional charge of prostitution.

All three suspects are being detained for federal immigration authorities. Carlache-Jiron is native to Nicaragua, while the others are Mexican, according to jail records.

Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli said the arrests came as part of a vice unit investigation. Further information about the alleged activity was not available Thursday.