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Six (Korean) women arrested for prostitution at Aries Spa Establishment operated in Dorneyville Shopping Center in South Whitehall

Lehigh County massage parlor's neighbors suspected prostitution, glad to see Aries Spa closed
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on January 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM, updated January 12, 2015 at 6:35 PM

The Lehigh County business authorities say was a front for prostitution has been a source of complaints for years, according to court records.

South Whitehall Township police have been receiving complaints about Aries Spa, 3333 Hamilton Blvd., since 2008. There were complaints about male customers entering and exiting through the business' rear door and suspected sexual activity inside the spa, as well as concerns that employees were living there, records say.

Carol Greenwalt owns Dorneyville Beverage, which is just a few doors down from Aries Spa. She's among those who lodged complaints about the business.

"I'm glad it finally happened," Greenwalt said of the spa's closure "We would call and make complaints to South Whitehall Township ... since the day it opened."

Other Dorneyville Shopping Center business owners have long suspected illegal activity at Aries Spa, Greenwalt said. "I'm glad it's gone because it hurt our business," she said. "People didn't want to come here because they know what was going on."

Police have conducted periodic surveillance at the massage parlor, but were unable to establish probable cause and secure a search warrant until last week, according to the county district attorney's office.

Township police and the Lehigh County Drug Task Force on Thursday afternoon executed a search warrant at the spa and arrested five women accused of trading sexual favors for cash, as well as a sixth woman accused of managing the establishment.

New York residents Jinyu Yu Yang, 43; Xian Shun Zi, 37; Gui Yue Xu, 51; Kim Young Soon, 55; and Sun Mi Lee, 36, are each charged with a single misdemeanor count of prostitution. They were arraigned before District Judge Wayne Maura and sent to county jail in lieu of $10,000 bail each.

Pun Son Hutcheson, a 61-year-old Connecticut resident, is charged with a single felony count of promoting prostitution. She's in jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Authorities seized $12,000 cash, condoms, a laptop, a tablet, cellphones and paperwork during their search of the spa. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security assisted with the investigation of Aries Spa.

County drug task force Detective Chad Moyer in November 2008 followed up on the complaints, conducted surveillance and made contact with an Aries Spa customer, records say. The customer told the detective he'd paid $200 for an hour-long massage and at its conclusion the masseuse had performed a sex act on him, records say.

The building's owner, Haresh Joshi, in November relayed his suspicions about prostitution at Aries Spa to police, telling them he'd asked employees to stop letting customers access the rear door, records say. He also told authorities other businesses in the shopping center had complained about the establishment.

Joshi told police he hired a private investigator who in September visited the spa, paid $70 for a 50-minute massage that concluded with a "happy ending," or a sex act, records say. The investigator afterward tipped the masseuse.

A second investigator hired by Joshi visited the spa later that month and had a similar experience, however, the masseuse had sex with him in addition to performing a sex act, records say. The investigators supplied Joshi with a notarized affidavit recounting their visits to the spa.

Authorities in October conducted surveillance at Aries Spa and saw a number of men enter the business and exit after spending about an hour inside, records say. Investigators subsequently found the spa listed on websites such as spa and

In the following months, authorities pulled over men as they left the spa and some of them helped police identify Aries Spa employees who'd traded sexual favors for cash, records say. The men were not charged.

Six women arrested for prostitution at Aries Spa Establishment operated in Dorneyville Shopping Center in South Whitehall
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Published: Jan 09 2015 06:19:46 PM EST Updated On: Jan 11 2015 07:20:02 AM EST Share on 

Six women arrested for prostitution at Aries Spa

- Six women have been arrested on prostitution charges in South Whitehall Township. The prostitution occurred inside Aries Spa in the Dorneyville Shopping Center at 3333 Hamilton Blvd. in the township, according to police. Male customers who went to Aries Spa for massages were offered "happy endings" -- masturbation, oral sex or intercourse for additional fees, according to police.

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Arrested were 55-year-old Kim Young Soon, also known as Penny; 51-year-old Xu Gui Yue, aka Mya; 42-year-old Jinyu Yang, aka Candy; 35-year-old Sun Mi Lee, aka GeGe, and 36-year-old Xian Shun Zi, aka Sara. All five gave police home addresses in Flushing, Queens, N.Y. All five face prostitution charges that are misdemeanors of the third degree. Two men stopped by police after leaving the business on Wednesday identified Shun Zi as the woman who had performed sex acts on them that day. Pun Son Hutcheson, 61, of Vernon, Conn., was charged with promoting prostitution, a felony.

One of the men stopped by police Wednesday said Hutcheson brought three women to the front for him to choose from. Hutcheson told police she only did laundry, cleaning and cooking. She denied any knowledge of condoms being used or even in the business. But police found a stash of of condoms hidden in the kitchen and laundry room area where Hutcheson said she worked. Law enforcement personnel seized $12,000 in cash, condoms, documents, cell phones, a tablet and a lap top at the spa. South Whitehall police received complaints about possible sexual activity at the spa as far back as 2008, including many male patrons entering and exiting the rear of the building. There also were concerns about female employees living in the establishment. Some men still were trying to get into the place on Friday.

"They were disappointed, I guess," said Mario Scotto, who owns a pizza shop next to Aries. He said one man asked him why the door was locked. He told him the place was shut down because "they got caught" and added: "The party is over." Scotto is surprised it took police so long to close the place, because what was going on there was obvious.
 "After awhile, people knew what is was."
He's glad it's been closed because it was not good for his business.
"Being here in a shopping center like this is not good."
"I just thought this is so creepy in a family-oriented strip mall," said JoAnn Basist of South Whitehall.
She said she became outraged and called police after she did an Internet search of Aries Spa and "very easily" found out what was going on inside. The Lehigh County Drug Task Force also began investigating Aries Spa in late 2008, according to court documents. Police conducted periodic surveillance of the business between 2008 and 2014 but were unable to establish probable cause to obtain a search warrant, explained Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin in a news release.

Last fall, police received additional information and were able to cultivate confidential informants who provided sufficient evidence to obtain a search warrant, reported the district attorney. In October, police put the business under surveillance and located customer "testimonials" on Internet sites about sexual favors they received at Aries Spa in exchange for tips. In November, the building's owner, Haresh Joshi, complained to police about sexual activity inside the business. He said he stopped patrons from using the rear entrance.

 Joshi told police he had received complaints about Aries Spa from several other businesses in the shopping center. Joshi said he had hired private investigators who paid $70 for massages lasting about 50 minutes. Those private investigators then received "happy endings" -- sex acts at the conclusion of their massages -- from the female employees. They gave those employees tips.

On Nov. 10, police stopped a man who has just left Aries Spa. He admitted that he also paid $70 to the lady in charge when he entered the place and an additional $50 for oral sex from a female employee he indentified as Bebe. On Wednesday, police stopped two more males who were driving away from Aries Spa. Both also said they paid $70 at the door for massages.

One man had a female employee perform masturbation on him for an additional $30. The other man paid an additional $130 for sexual intercourse with a female employee.
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16 in Magisterial District Court 31-0-01 in the Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown. A preliminary hearing on the charges against Hutcheson, Lee and Soon is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. Jan. 16 in the same court.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security assisted in the Aries Spa investigation. Copyright 2015 WFMZ. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

A middle-aged man walked past the pizza shop at a South Whitehall strip mall Friday morning, his head down as he made a beeline for Aries Spa.

The man tugged at the door a few times, but it was locked.

"It's closed, buddy," Mario Scotto, owner of Mario's Pizza Cafe, told the man. "They're not coming back."

After several years of complaints to township officials, police and their landlord, Scotto and other business owners at the Dorneyville Shopping Center on Hamilton Boulevard say they've finally got what they wanted.

On Thursday afternoon, Lehigh County Drug Task Force detectives, South Whitehall police and the FBI shut down Aries Spa, arresting six women on prostitution charges, according to court records. Detectives seized $12,000, condoms, various documents and electronics.

Nearby storeowner reacts to South Whitehall massage parlor bust
This is Carol Greenwalt. She owns Dorneyville Beverage, located a few doors away from Aries Spa, which was busted on Thursday as a front for prostitution.
The women, ranging in age from 36 to 61, are from New York and Connecticut.

The sting at Aries Spa was long overdue, according to business owners at the shopping center.

"Finally," said Carol Greenwalt, owner of Dorneyville Beverage. "It's about time. It only took three years."

Actually, according to court records, the first complaints were registered in 2008, shortly after the spa opened at 3333 Hamilton Blvd.

According to a criminal complaint:

South Whitehall police received several complaints about possible prostitution from 2008 to 2014. A Lehigh County detective acted on the complaints, staking out the spa on Nov. 7, 2008, and stopping a man who walked out.

The man told the detective he just paid $200 for an hour for a massage from a female masseuse. When the massage was finished, the masseuse flipped him over, undressed and performed a sex act on him, the man said.

Court records do not say why no one was charged at the time. Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said Friday that police conducted periodic surveillance of the business between 2008 and 2014, but were unable to establish probable cause to obtain a search warrant. Late last year, strip mall owner Haresh Joshi contacted police to tell them he still suspected prostitution going on at the spa. Joshi said business owners at the strip mall repeatedly complained to him about the spa and about the men coming and going at the rear of the building.

Because of the complaints, Joshi said he stopped letting the spa use the rear entrance and also hired a private investigator.

Mario's Pizza Cafe owner talks about bust at Aries spa
This is Mario Scotto, owner of Mario's Pizza Cafe in the Dorneyville Shopping Center. He reacts to a sting at a massage parlor next to his pizzeria.
Joshi's investigator went to the spa on Sept. 12, paid $70 when he entered the spa and got a 50-minute massage followed by a "happy ending," a sex act. The private investigator left a tip for the masseuse, then returned two days later with the same results.

Lehigh County detectives conducted surveillance on the spa for five hours on Oct. 6, watching nine men enter and exit the building. Each man spent about an hour in the spa.

The detectives searched the business on the Internet, finding adult websites that gave descriptions from customers about sex they received.

The detectives conducted more days of surveillance at the spa, again seeing men come and go at all hours. Police stopped a man leaving the business on Nov. 10 and asked him what happened inside. The man said he paid a woman $70 as soon as he entered, then got a massage and oral sex from a masseuse named Bebe. He left her a $50 tip.

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Police conducted a traffic stop on Wednesday afternoon, questioning a male driver leaving the spa about his visit. The man told police he paid the $70 entrance fee, followed by a massage and oral sex. The man gave the masseuse, a woman named Candy, an $80 tip.

Another man was stopped at 12:58 p.m. Thursday and gave the same story. Minutes after that stop, detectives and police moved in, searched the spa and arrested several women.

Several other men were stopped and questioned Wednesday and Thursday.

Those charged are Flushing, Queens, residents Jin Yu Yang, 43, also known as Candy; Sun Mi Lee, 36, also known as GeGe; Guie Yue Xu, 51, also known as Mya; Xian Sun Zi, 37, also known as Sara; Kim Young Soon, 55, also known as Penny. Pun Son Hutcheson, 61, from Vernon, Conn., was identified as the spa manager.

All the women face prostitution charges. They were arraigned Friday by District Judge Wayne Maura and sent to Lehigh County Jail. Hutcheson was sent to jail on $25,000 bail and the others on $10,000 bail.

The men have not been charged.

Scotto said police took several women out of the back of the building and Hutcheson out the front. He said it felt good to finally see the place raided.

"This is a family place," he said. "We have lots of kids coming here."

Just the sign "AIRES" identifies the business.

"There's nothing on the front windows, the shades are all the way down and as soon as you walked in, there were partitions so you couldn't see anything further than the partition," Greenwalt said.

The front of the spa is a waiting room where a customer would ring a door bell to get buzzed in by someone monitoring a surveillance camera.

Spa customers would park as far away as possible, then walk straight to the spa, trying to avoid being detected, Greenwalt said. Some would park on the other side of Hamilton Boulevard and dash across the busy road. Until a few months ago, they mostly entered through the back.

According to adult Web forums that specialize in the underground world of erotic massage parlors, Aries Spa is one of the most reviewed and highest-rated locations in the area. Besides talking up experiences at the spa, people commented on prices and ways to avoid being detected during visits.

One wrote, "I recommend parking closer to the Chicken Lounge. You get weird looks walking past the pizza place next door."

Greenwalt and Scotto said they both feel business at the shopping center took a hit because of the spa.

"They would have more customers than I did," Scotto said.

Scotto said he's hopeful things will go back to the way things were before the spa moved in next door. Before Aries Spa bought the building, it was home to a nonprofit group that provided care for young pregnant women.

"I feel pretty good about it. I'm happy they're gone."


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뉴욕 한인 여성 3명, 원정 성매매로 체포
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뉴욕 출신 한인 여성 3명이 펜실베니아주에서 성매매 혐의로 체포됐다.

펜실베니아주 리하이 카운티 검찰은 지난 8일 사우스 화이트홀 타운십 지역 해밀턴 불러바드 쇼핑센터의 한 스파에서 김영순(55), 양진유(43), 이선미(36)씨 등 한인 여성 3명과 중국계 여성 2명을 성매매 혐의로 검거했다고 13일 밝혔다. 또 성매매를 알선한 60대 여성도 함께 체포됐다.

검찰에 따르면 그동안 이 스파에는 성매매 신고가 잇따랐으나 혐의를 잡지 못했다.

하지만 최근 신고가 또 접수돼 지역 경찰과 연방수사국(FBI), 연방국토안보국(HSI) 등이 합동수사를 벌였던 것으로 전해졌다.

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Birmingham police make prostitution bust at Roebuck spa for second time in three weeks
Posted: May 10, 2013 7:11 AM
Updated: May 10, 2013 3:46 PM
By Ben CulpepperCONNECT

Top (l-r): Eun Hug Heo, 38, Kyoung Hee Yoo, 34; Bottom (l-r): Chong Ok LeBlanc, 59, and Xingyue Xu, 36.
Top (l-r): Eun Hug Heo, 38, Kyoung Hee Yoo, 34; Bottom (l-r): Chong Ok LeBlanc, 59, and Xingyue Xu, 36.
Less than three weeks after five suspects were arrested in a prostitution bust at a spa in Roebuck, Birmingham police have arrested four women at the same location in another vice operation.

Eun Hug Heo, 38, Kyoung Hee Yoo, 34, Xingyue Xu, 36 and Chong Ok LeBlanc, 59, were arrested Wednesday at Bali Spa located at 9533 Parkway East by vice detectives with the Birmingham Police Department.

LeBlanc was charged with operating a house of prostitution, Yoo and Xu were charged with residing in a house of prostitution and Heo was charged with soliciting prostitution. The suspects have addresses from various states.

Police raided the spa 19 days ago and arrested four women and a man on charges of loitering for prostitution and drugs as well as operating a house of prostitution.

Five arrested at Bali Spa on April 19: Top (l-r): Soon Ae Carado, Mi Young Knichel; Center: Joshua Palmer; Bottom (l-r): Buy Park, Soon Lim.

O'Asian Wellness and Spa in Boca Raton used for prostitution, police say
Three women arrested

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3:02 PM, Jun 10, 2014



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A Boca Raton spa was a front for prostitution, according to an affidavit filed in Palm Beach County court.

According to the document, police first received a tip about O'Asian Wellness and Spa on January 1, 2012.

The anonymous complaint accused the spa at 2499 Glades Road, Suite 113, of being a massage parlor with an all-male customer base.

Between June 5, 2013 and May 20, 2014 police say they stopped and interviewed 12 male customers and all but one admitted they either engaged in a sex act with a female employee or were solicited by an employee for a sexual act.

The average massage cost about $70 per hour or $50 per half hour, not including a tip, police noted.

Investigators identified 50-year-old Xiaoqin Li of Sunny Isles Beach as the owner. They have charged her with money laundering, deriving support from the proceeds of prostitution, maintaining a house of prostitution and an offer to commit prostitution.

In addition, police arrested 40-year-old Yan Lin and 54-year-old Exian Zheng. Both were charged with prostitution.

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Police: Woman ran prostitution operation out of Boca spa
11:08 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | Filed in: Crime

The O’Asian Wellness and Spa across from the mall at Town Center in Boca Raton was a thinly disguised but sophisticated house of prostitution that pulled down more than $10,000 a month by charging its exclusively male clientele for “happy endings” and more in its massage rooms, investigators say.

Last week, Boca Raton police arrested Xiaoqin Li, 50 for her role allegedly running the illegal business.

Police: Woman ran prostitution operation out of Boca spa photo
Xiaoqin Li
She remained in jail Tuesday, held without bond and facing charges that include money laundering, running a house of prostitution and living off the earnings of those acts.

An anonymous tip to the Boca Raton police department more than two years ago sparked the investigation that tracked the business through state records, examined the owner’s bank accounts and even rooted through reviews of the spa’s ‘services’ online.

At some point, investigators also conducted traffic stops of a dozen of the spa’s apparent clients to determine what services they got and how much they paid for them. They also got permission to plant video surveillance inside the business.

The spa advertised on and its services were reviewed by paying members of, where members rate their experiences at local massage parlors, according to Li’s arrest report.

Investigators say those reviews detailed the sex acts that the women at the spa “performed or would allow” — the reviews also described the women including their height, weight, ethnicity and breast size. According to the investigator’s report, “O’Asian Wellness Spa has its own page with multiple postings.”

The arrest report said clients were charged an entrance fee — typically $70 for an hour. The client then tipped $15 to $50 for “depending on their experience.” Most paid cash, the report said.

At one point, health department officials paid a visit to the spa and suspected the female employees were living in rooms on the business’ second floor.

Li reported business earnings to the state of about $917 a month; her bank accounts reflected income closer to $11,200 a month. And the investigator said he believed “there is a significant amount of cash being generated by the business which Li is not depositing into any bank account(s) which she has at her disposal.”

Li’s home address is listed in Sunny Isles Beach in Miami-Dade County. Two women who investigators said were employed by Li were also arrested, but have posted bonds to be released from jail.

Seven arrests made in joint prostitution sting

Posted: Jun 28, 2014 3:40 AM
Updated: Jul 26, 2014 3:47 AM

Top (left to right): Donna Lee, Kyong Suk Woo, So Yeon Kim, Jung Ja Kim. Bottom: Kyung Mi Haar, Sun Ah Cho, Chom Suk Brantley. (Courtesy: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
Top (left to right): Donna Lee, Kyong Suk Woo, So Yeon Kim, Jung Ja Kim. Bottom: Kyung Mi Haar, Sun Ah Cho, Chom Suk Brantley. (Courtesy: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
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The Anderson County Sheriff's Office and the Anderson Police Department combined forces in a prostitution sting that resulted in seven arrests, according to Lt. Sheila Cole with the sheriff's office.

Cole said officers simultaneously entered six businesses throughout the county and posed as customers. The businesses were Ivy Spa, 2510 River Road, Piedmont; Bally Spa, 2 Halter Drive, Piedmont; VIP Spa, 3145 Cinema Center Boulevard, Anderson; Spring Spa, 95 Welpine Road, Anderson; Lucky Spa, 121 East-West Parkway, Anderson; and Sun Spa, 3312 North Main Street, Anderson. Cole said there were no licensed massage therapists at any of the businesses.

Cole said 14 deputies and 10 police officers participated in the operation, along with two investigators from the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

Six women were charged with prostitution during the sting, Cole said. Those women are Kyung Suk Woo, 56, of Duluth Georgia; Jung Ja Kim, 59, of Torrance California; Kyung Mi Haar, 46, of Doraville, Georgia; Sun Ah Cho, 33, of Anderson; Chom Suk Brantley, 61, of Raleigh, North Carolina; and Donna Lee, 52, of Duluth, Georgia.

Deputies also discovered that So Yeon Kim, 36, of Anderson, South Carolina was wanted in California. She was arrested and a fugitive from justice warrant was issued, Cole said.

The DOR investigators were there to review financial aspects of each business and seized money at all locations, Cole said. The Sheriff's Office seized $5,492.00 and Anderson Police seized $500.00.

Six suspects were transported to the Anderson County Detention Center, with the exception of Donna Lee, who was transported to the Anderson City Detention Center.

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