Boise Police Arrest 6 Women At 6 Area Massage Parlors


By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Boise police are continuing their investigation after arresting six women at six different massage parlors within the city limits. Charges against the suspects include prostitution, giving a massage without a city license, and violating city sanitary requirements by living or allowing employees to live and sleep inside the massage parlor.
"For citizens who complain about this type of criminal activity, it comes down to the quality of life they want for their families, either where they live or where they work," says Sgt. Mike Harrington of the Boise Police Vice-Narcotics unit.
"We do our best to make it a priority to investigate when it becomes a priority for citizens to complain about criminal activity. We have to focus our resources where the problems are occurring. We know this type of activity may be taking place, so we appreciate citizens who can point to areas where it's becoming an issue."
Police say they began getting citizen complaints several weeks ago, alleging criminal activity, including prostitution, occurring inside several local massage parlors.
Detectives with the Boise Police Vice-Narcotics unit, working with Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers, launched an undercover investigation on six massage parlors simultaneously Wednesday afternoon, August 8th.

Detectives reported when they entered the massage parlor and paid for a massage, they were also offered sex for money.

During the investigation, in addition to evidence of prostitution, officers also found evidence the suspects were giving massages without a required Boise city massage license, employed workers without a massage license and violated Boise City business operating and sanitary requirements by allowing individuals to use the business as a place to live and sleep.
All the charges are criminal misdemeanors. Violations of the Boise City Codes carry a penalty of a $300 fine and/or 6 months in jail. Prostitution is a state offense and a general misdemeanor, carrying a penalty of a $1,000 fine and/or 6 months in jail.
From the Boise Police,
Arrested: Meihua Zhang, 57, Boise
Charges: Prostitution (m)
J Spa 6004 W. Overland

Arrested: Kim Sook, 52, Boise
Charges: Prostitution (m)
Apple Spa 174 N. Orchard

Arrested: Fenghua Sanford, 51, Garden City
Charges: Prostitution (m)
Aloha Spa 6316 W. Overland Rd

Arrested: Jenny Richardson 47, Los Angeles CA.
Charges: Prostitution (m)
Hou Spa 1307 S. Orchard St

Arrested: Li Yanjie, 55, Boise
Charges: Prostitution (m)

Sunflower Spa 1509 S. Robert St #101

Arrested: Leslie J, Kim, 60, Los Angeles CA.
Charges: Prostitution (m)
Hong Kong Spa 1129 Broadway Ave

Each Business establishment was cited for violations of City Code and their business license was suspended for 60 days each.

Citations issued:
Sunflower Spa
BCC 5-35-16 (C) Employ unlicensed massagist
BCC 5-35-16 (D) Cause/allow/permit illegal acts
BCC 5-35-02 (C) Unlicensed massagist

Citations issued:
Hou Spa
BCC 5-35-16 (B) Alcoholic Beverage/liquor in premises
BCC 5-35-16 (C) Employ Unlicensed massagist
BCC 5-35-16 (D) Cause/permit/ allow illegal acts

Citations issued:
J Spa
BCC 5-35-16 (D) Cause/permit/ allow illegal acts

Citations issued:
Apple Spa
BCC 5-35-02 (A) Unlicensed massagist
BCC 5-35-16 (C) Employ unlicensed massagist
BCC 5-35-16 (D) Cause /permit / allow illegal acts
BCC 5-35-13 (G) Operating and Sanitary Requirements

Citations issued:
Hong Kong Spa
BCC 5-35-16 (D) Cause / permit/ allow illegal acts
BCC 5-35-16 (B) Alcoholic beverage/liquor on premise

Citations issued:
Aloha Spa
BCC 5-35-16 (D) Cause / permit/ allow illegal acts

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