Prostitution sting targets Poway massage parlors

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POWAY, Calif. – An undercover investigation into allegations of prostitution activity at three businesses in Poway led to the arrests of six female employees on suspicion of various offenses, a sheriff’s lieutenant said.

silky massageSheriff’s officials and the North County Human Trafficking Task Force conducted the undercover operation Friday afternoon at the Silky Massage, Hai Tee Acupuncture and the Healing Touch on a stretch of Poway Road, sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Duckworth said.

Sheriff’s officials began looking into the activities at the businesses after receiving reports that a large number of men had visited the massage parlors throughout the day and night over the last several weeks, Duckworth said. The sheriff’s department also received reports alleging prostitution was occurring at the businesses, he said.

During the undercover sting, law enforcement personnel contacted five male patrons, who were interviewed then released, Duckworth said. They were not arrested.

A 39-year-old woman from Monterey Park and a 32-year-old woman from San Gabriel were arrested for suspicion of unlawful touching and municipal code violations at the Silky Massage, and at Hai Tee Acupuncture a 56-year-old Monterey Park woman was arrested for suspicion of unlawful touching and a 39-year-old San Diego woman for alleged municipal code violations.

Two Oceanside women, 50 and 47, were arrested at the Healing Touch, one for suspicion of municipal code violations and the other for suspicion of prostitution solicitation.

All six were later released on their written promise to appear in court, Duckworth said.


  • thedevilswork

    Thank you police for keeping my safe from those evil prostitutes, Another job welldone. except for those 10 people robbed and killed somewhere! You got your 'freebees first I assume?

  • joe blow

    What’s wrong with a little rub and tug ?…prostitution should not be illegal…guys usually end up paying for it one way if another !

    • onewhocares

      LOL gotta love your name choice :P still has me Laughing! On a serious note, it's very true, even those who marry pay for a new ring, fridge etc or don't get laid, it's always been a big game for most, not saying all……….

  • irateiconoclast

    Getting off: NECESSARY
    Butting in: ASININE

    go away, a-hole cops and retire until you can find actual CRIMES to pursue….

  • J Lee

    Several years ago when I was writing software for the NSA and DIA there was a rumor that several DEA agents had  been giving their drug addicted informants needles tainted with HIV and Hepatitis viruses.

    Audio confirmation of Department of Justice employees  joking about committing crimes came from the warrant less wiretapping after 9/11. After 9/11 the NSA was ordered to and began data collection on local, state and federal police agencies.

    There are multiple instances of other crimes, but this is the most egregious. Another one , involved using gang members to break into their suspect's homes and steal items and plant evidence.

  • Michael

    Wow, Neighborhood watch snitching out rub shacks. "Responding to complaints that a large number of men had visited the parlors in the day and night…" See why the Mayor forced it? Too soon?

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