NORWALK, Conn. — Two New York women were arrested on prostitution charges following an undercover operation at a Norwalk massage parlor, police said.
Police said Nirvana Spa at 181 Main St. was investigated as part of an ongoing operation to ensure compliance at the city’s massage parlors. An undercover officer went to the parlor and was propositioned for a sexual act for money while he was there, police said.
During their investigation, police also determined that one of the massage therapists was practicing without the proper license. Police officials notified the health department, police said.
Police charged Ying Ji Jin, 50, of Flushing, Queens with permitting prostitution, massage therapy, prostitution and promoting prostitution. Chunyue Shen, 45, who is also a resident of Flushing, Queens, was charged with permitting prostitution, prostitution and promoting prostitution, police said.
Jin’s and Shen’s bonds were set at $2,500. Both were given court dates of March 1, police said.
Police have raided Nirvana Spa on numerous occasions in previous prostitution investigations. In January 2014 two women were arrested on prostitution charges , and in June 2015 three women were arrested on prostitution charges.
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