Andrea TorresDigital Journalist. Records show the massages were part of an operation resulting in the arrests of four women, ages 48 to 58, who are from Shanghai, China.
According to Sgt. Viola Judon, a spokeswoman for the department, the investigation was ongoing Thursday. Officers arrested the four women Tuesday. The undercover detective had already met Huang.
He reported that on Dec. The officer reported Xin also gave him a massage Jan. The undercover officer reported he met Shi on Jan. According to the arrest report, Shi listed her permanent address as the Body Salon. Last year, John Richmond, the U. The women were treated as victims and not as paid sex workers.
Li, Huang, Xin and Shi face charges of practice without a and soliciting prostitution. Before Super Bowl LIV fans impacted Florida, the state already ranked third in the nation, only behind California and Texas, for having the most reported cases of human trafficking, according to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.
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