Three charged in prostitution investigation at local massage parlor
After reports alleging that prostitution was taking place at Sunrise Health Therapeutic Massage, 800 Post Road, Unit 3C, the Darien Police Department, in conjunction with Connecticut State Police and the Department of Homeland Security, launched a four-month investigation, according to police.
Police said the investigation used undercover informants, Connecticut Police Statewide Organized Crime Investigation Task Force and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and led to three arrests.
The proprietor, Fu Xu, 49, from Elmhurst, N.Y, turned himself in to police headquarters early on Nov. 30 and arrested on charges of promoting prostitution, permitting prostitution and three counts of employing unlicensed massage therapists, according to police.
Fenjiao Gao, 43, from Flushing, N.Y., was arrested on Nov. 29 on charges of interfering with a police officer and practicing massage without a license, and Xiuguin Lu, 45, also from Flushing, N.Y., arrested on Nov. 29 on charges of two counts of prostitution and three counts of practicing massage without a license, according to police.
Police said $4,500 in cash, which was located in the establishment, was siezed as well as a vehicle that was used to transport the female employees.
Lu was held on $20,000 bond, Gao on a $1,000 bond and Xu on a $5,000 bond. Lu and Gao were transported to Stamford Superior Court on Nov. 30, according to police. Lu, Gao, and Xu are all scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 10.