A Pleasantville man will be serving at least five years in prison for promoting prostitution.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner says Henry Lovest, 42, was sentenced Friday.

According to Tyner, Lovest "forced females to engage in prostitution through threats of serious bodily harm and the provision of drugs. He forced the women to turn over all of the proceeds that they made from prostitution activity."

He was sentenced to 7 years in New Jersey state prison, and must serve 5 years before he is for eligible for parole.

He was originally arrested on February 28, 2018.

Lovest pleaded guilty to 3rd degree Promoting Prostitution and 2nd degree Certain Person not to Possess a Firearm in January.

 

SOURCE: Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner