One of several Lafayette massage parlors recently shuttered amid an investigation into prostitution, human trafficking and money laundering had been advertising its services on Craigslist for nearly two years. Ocean Spa, Pinhook Road, is one of eight locations raided by authorities in August as part of a seven-month long investigation.
Ten people, all natives of the Republic of China, were arrested in violation of state and federal laws. John Babin said Thursday.
Two years ago, a thread was started on online forum MassagePlanet. Another user posted Ocean Spa's advertisement on Craigslist announcing its grand opening.
Craft added that the passports and documents for many of the employees were being held by Lan Ma. That company last filed paperwork with the state Sept. Angel Massage was registered inactive April Lan Ma was released Sept.
She has been charged with 10 counts of promoting prostitution, 10 counts of pandering and 10 counts of letting a premises for prostitution. Whether the suspect will be deported back to the Republic of China will be decided after possible felony convictions, Babin said. Lafayette Metro Narcotic's investigation has been turned over to the 15th Judicial District Attorney's Office, he said.
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