58 Main Street, the site of The Blissful Oak, where a woman was arrested for prostitution Wednesday.
Police arrested a Providence woman, 33, for prostitution and obstruction on officer in the execution of duty Wednesday at 6:16 p.m., according to Detective Sgt. Jon Chirnside.
“Over the past few weeks police had received several anonymous calls reporting prostitution that was taking place at The Blissful Oak, A Relaxation Studio, located at 58 Main Street,” the police press release read. “Through investigation, detectives learned that The Blissful Oak posted daily advertisements on Craigslist and Backpage.”
On April 16, a detective, posing as a customer, went to The Blissful Oak. The Providence woman offered to perform a sexual favor in exchange for cash, according to police. The detective declined and left. Police entered minutes later and arrested the woman, who gave them a false name and birth date. She was processed at the station and released with a summons to appear in Third Division District Court on April 25.
According to the Rhode Island Secretary of State, the owner of The Blissful Oak is Gina M. Ruggieri of Cranston. The building is owned by Dale DeJoy of Wakefield.