Massage parlor workers accused of offering sex
Harrison Township — A massage parlor in Harrison Township was closed after a Macomb County Sheriff’s Office investigation found it allegedly was offering sex acts to clients, police say.
The Sheriff’s Office had been investigating Sun Chinese Spa since November, after receiving anonymous tips about illicit activity there.
“After an investigation that included surveillance and visits by undercover detectives to the business, a search warrant was executed on Jan. 14, 2016,” a news release said. “At the time of the search, five female employees were arrested, business records were seized and the business was shut down.”
Four women were charged with use of a computer to commit crime, maintaining a house of prostitution and accosting and soliciting, police said. The fifth woman was released after police found she’d only arrived in Michigan the same day of the search.
Three of the women are believed to have lived at the massage parlor.
After facing arraignment Tuesday in 41-B District Court in Clinton Township, the women were given $20,000 cash-or-surety bonds, and are housed in the Macomb County Jail.
The women are Meijuan Yu, 49; Suhua Mei, 44, who police say is in the U.S. illegally; Hongmei Qu, 26; and Xiaoying Yu, 51. They are due back in court Wednesday.