As part of a multiagency operation and investigation into prostitution, sexual solicitation and Utah business violations, search warrants were served at Japan Massage, Golden Coast Massage and Massage Therapy, each located in St. George, along with Dixie Massage, located in both St. George and Washington City. George Police Sgt. David Williams said.
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The Police Department has enlisted the help of several government agencies, including Homeland Security and IRS, to help process a ificant amount of evidence seized during the search warrant executions, Williams said, adding that additional charges may be forthcoming. During the service of the search warrant at Dixie Massage, located at N. Bluff St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley said.
Prior to the search warrant being issued, an undercover officer entered the business for a massage. During the massage, Feng Fang Li offered to perform sexual acts on the undercover officer in exchange for money, Trombley said, adding that the undercover officer declined. Upon police questioning, Feng Fang Li allegedly admitted she is not a d massage therapist and does not have a to work as a massage therapist in Utah but admitted to working at Dixie Massage as a massage therapist for approximately one year.
Feng Fang Li was arrested on a class A misdemeanor count of not having a massage parloralong with a class B misdemeanor count of prostitution. Dong Ju Jin also allegedly admitted to being employed at Dixie Massage as a massage therapist performing foot and back massages at the business for more than a year, Trombley said. She also admitted she is not a d massage therapist and does not have a to work as a massage therapist in Utah.
Dong Ju Jin was arrested and charged with a class A misdemeanor count of not having a massage parlor. During the execution of the search warrant at Dixie Massage, located at 43 N. Following a police interview, Geman Li was issued a citation for class A misdemeanor count of not having a massage parlor .
Prior to service of the search warrant at Japan Massage, located at E. George Blvd. George, an undercover officer entered the business for a massage. The undercover officer declined. However, investigators encountered two females, later identified as Shanmei Olmstead and Yuhua Liu. George specifically to make money doing massages. about sexual solicitation and human sex trafficking: Utahns work to eradicate human trafficking, child sexual exploitation. Shanmei Olmstead and Yuhua Liu were both arrested and charged with a class A misdemeanor count of not having a massage parlor.
When investigators entered Golden Coast Massage, located at E. Tabernacle St. George, with a search warrant in hand, they encountered two females, later identified as Li Ying and Yuxoang Wang. Li Ying was arrested and charged with a class A misdemeanor count of not having a massage parlor. The undercover officer declined the services and left the business. During her interview, Yuxoang Wang allegedly admitted she was at the massage parlor to perform massages, police said, but that she did not have a valid business to do so.
Yuxoang Wang was charged with a class A misdemeanor count of not having a massage parloralong with a class B misdemeanor count of prostitution.
Prior to the warrant service at Massage Therapy, located at E. George, an undercover police officer met with Jumei Qin at the business, Trombley said. Jumei Qin was arrested and charged with two class A misdemeanor counts of sexual solicitation and not having a massage parloralong with a class B misdemeanor count of prostitution. The investigation into the massage parlors is ongoing, police said Tuesday, adding that evidence is currently being processed and additional charges may be pending.
Persons arrested or charged are pd innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact. : [ protected]. Kimberly Scott is a lifetime resident of Southern Utah. InKimberly ed St. George News as a vital member of its editing, reporting and administrative team. She is passionate about engaging communities through writing and is dedicated to providing complete and accurate coverage of both anticipated and breaking news.
Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? below to start! The back room with sex for money was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw those massage parlors in St George. So homeland security is in the business of busting massage parlors now? Did they run out of Alcaida terrorist muslims to chase or what? This crew here looks like a bunch of illegal chinese that probably floated over here from the west coast.
They get on the big freight ships and float over to the US, and just like the hispanic illegals they are extremely hard to get rid of. In a lot of cities in CA the illegal hispanic laborers have been replaced by illegal chinese who will work even cheaper. And so begins the persecution of Minorities! I bet the cops busting the place were all Trump supporters. But seriously, the fact that prostitution remains illegal in the year is kind of sad and pathetic. What happens between consenting adults should stay between consenting adults.
Then again, all Republicans seem to want to do is monitor people in bedrooms, bathrooms, doctors offices and massage parlors. Republicans, and conservatives in general, like to proclaim the virtues of personal responsibility and of minimizing the role of government in our lives, but when people want to do something they consider immoral, they are hypocritically in favor of using the government to force their beliefs on everyone.
Prostitution is not known as the oldest profession for nothing. It is quite simply impossible to eradicate it. Our tax dollars would be far better spent on enforcing crimes that actually have victims. Reading this story reminds me of being back in Tongducheon, South Korea, outside the gates of Camp Casey. Does this article hint at human trafficking in St George?
If so, does the trafficking effect other establishments in St George including nail salons and restaurants? I dont understand why it is always the women whom are arrested in these situations. Arent the customers also engaging in illegal activity. Seems as if the investigation lasted as long as it did, there would be evidence of the customers that frequented these facilities. What is the difference? Why is one legal, socially acceptable, and a globally booming business pornand the other illegal, socially abhorrent, shamed, and a threat to humanity?
Humans are full of contradictions. Especially religious communities! Right or wrong and morals aside, those are all good questions. You see, the porn industry is an industry and a business, therefore, I assume, they file taxes. I must admit to being slightly disappointed that among all the fine comments, the tongue-in-cheek option was missed.
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