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2. 53a~8/53a-82-Consp to Commit Prostitution -Consp to Promote Prostitution
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-Consp to Promotting Prostitution
2. 53a-48/53a-82-Consp to Commit Prostitution 3. 12-409-Failure to collect State
,***See Supplemental report which will be completed prior to 3-25- ~O court da~e
During the whiter and spring of 2007, The Meriden Police-Crime
Force conducted a joint investigation of Best Sauna at 309 South Broad Street a house of Prostitution operated by an Asian group from Flush hostesses who[,offer massages and various types, of sex in exchange for a
State Police-Organized Crime Task investigation, it was found that the una uses primarily Korean females as' range from $30.00-$150.00'
type of sexual activity requested. March 21/ 2007/ a search warrant was executed and four
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~everal mo1s after thIS search warrant execution, the business reopened. du~ng .prlng . with another !'search warrant being executed and more arrests were made.
T~d owner of the·
another inves~igationwas conducted then evicted t~ tenants closing this
investigation into the Best Sauna in 2008, it was learned thatla second Asian.~ssage parlor was going to be opening at This inforr:nation was obtained from State Inspector Gregory figmontof the Slntes Attorney's office in Rocky HtIl CT. The
office was also conducting a separate investigation into Asian
M~SSage parlors in ~nnecticut involving Human Trafficking.
in some of these massage parlors, some of the females maYIlbe victims of Hu~an Trafficking relating to organized
at the vast majority of the females working in these massage pa lors COrne from. ' shing New York and are distributed to
through-out the northeast. That the Individuals that organiz this
lthe United States for the purpose of working in these parlors.
pro! all supplies, transf?Ortatlon and the
SuppreS~ion Unit le~r edt~lit~e. openedforp~\jness. Subsequently in January 2010, Lieutenant Sal\Nesci and P IcerAbo
During the m9rthof Janaury 2010, members of the Crime
Initiative prog~am began receiving complaints. These complaints w~re that tmJ pretense
(fron~). as a nail, skin and massage salon.
One of the complaints was It1at th~~osiness
locat€d at 430itBroad·Street had ;l
the Meriden pOIi~i..NeighbO~hOOd . as a house of Ftrostitution Uhder the rating a City·blo;ck from an
Elementarys(:~pol that children walk by everyday.
know from investigations in Cheshire and Wallingford, that simil~r As.ian nail, ski1~~nd massage salons.. . were fronts for were made in both towns after search warrants were executed at similar·busmesses. This writer also knows that other
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'. I towns and cities in Connecticut (New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury, etc) have!c~mducted inuQcn('1
numerous Asi~n Massage parlors where arrests were made.
This writer then checked several different venues to confirm the cO~Plaints~~~' the ,
. One of the,venues was the "
erotic/escort section in the back pages of the New Haven Advocate~ This writ~r ou~Jiat the
Spa loc:atedat 430 Broad Street in
rts~'tlivertised their. This writer knows from previous investigations an arrests, that will
ized Prostitution as well as "call girls"
this section of this particular magazine. ~.
. ' \ '~l checked two web sites: usasexguide.com, and escortsmp.com•. VSA sex guide is ;lwell know web site for Individuals look;n! from streetwalkers to massage parlors to high end
Wh~~fembers can post their review of a visit to a partiCUI~r place, girl, ~tc.
Spa'6p~ned around December 21, 2009.
This writl",reviewed the Meriden section of the
T,his wrlter,}nd.that ac,cO,rd,ing .,to
There were approxImately a half dozen;~posts, W'h different named~dMduals stating
that the Spa is all Asian females and that they provide "hand jobsll (masturbatio ) after the mass~~e for sexual satisfa~ion. Individualsals< posted that t~~,Y believe that sexual activity above being masturbat<;d is obtal.n'r','~, Ie.
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ividua,l that pos~edstated that he
This writer fOUhd one review on escortsmp.com for the Grand Spa a~ 430 Broa~, t inMfJjden. ,
obtained a "hand,..jobll but that he believed that "more" was available.
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of February and March 2010, members of the Meriden Police-~rime SuppressiQW Unit conducted surviellance at "Grand
St in Meriden. There the surviellance team observed that males would park in lie rear of the business and walk up to
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r for several min~tes and then would
the west side of the building. The male would then bUlla buzzerandj.lf4Wt at
. Surviellance; ,Which was. conducted â€˘ . 'I ..
After approximately 30-60 minutes the individuals would exit\the building
frequented by mQles only. Thateach
on numerous days and evenings through-out the two month period, observed
male ocustom~r would be by himself and would look around as he Went to the
in some form.
be let in as the d~riS kept locked.' .
SurvieUancea,rso found that customers could not just walk in and ni.ust push 13 This writer know that this is not standard operating procedure for a~y
At no time
knows that in legitimate nail and skin'
surviellance s was a female observed entering or exiting the 1
businesses are frequented all day by females having pedicures
writer also knows from training, experience and previous invespgations that in female hOstesses live on the second floor for several weeks
as well as other skin related
tF Asian Massage parlor prostitutionÂˇ. .
an~ are moved aro. late at nightor in the early morning
This writer also observed that the business had surviel,lance cameras pqinted at the entry door and parking lot. . standard operating procedure for the illict prostitution business ~p detect possibl.lice invesitgation and action..
That this During the
customers a~er they left the .'
of February and March 2010, members of the Crime
. Grand Spa.. Ea.ch customer was observed exiting and was stopped ~everal miles" 1.
recorded anptrey were advised of our investigation. 0
was identified/.'~heir information was
diffe~nt. c.~omers, all male. rangin~ in ages from the 30's to tHe 70's wer~ .~.op~.:, E~C.h 5
and not In Meriden. Each customer admitted that they were offeredlsexual
was found t01live a distance away
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the exact same procedure when they arrived:
at9 walked toa
to be buzzed in, brought to a room and paid a house fee of $70. O. TflJywere4h told to undress room where they were given a table shower (consisting of the
mal~ being comp etely~aked lavinbion a table andthel~emale hostesswQul( i:
i ' ~I:£ ,~
in a ~auna andithen brought tnto a '
wash,the malr,from head to toe including the genital and anal areaf)' Thefll1fwq~~~1n
The~~le would then be given a massage, usually with noc?verings orld
Imassaae wasovet} ~he female would'
offer sexual activity and the male would leave a tip. The female would mastt;lrh te thei",ale ! ': j• . ~'
would then be cleaned up and would leave. In each case, each male admitted t4l oa'ilmelcDetweei
The male· '.
for tlile hand-Job on top
the $70.00 they paid for the entry fee.
t~~.',.:.tF,:,,: bli~hment as anUnderC()ver Officer.
search seizure was obtained and Off. was to.go into . State Pohce-Organlzed Cnme Task Force were assigned to assls~ With the post-In~gatlon.
.buzzer and was ~llowed entry into th
provided marked CSU funds and drove to the establishment.
at 1728fui>ljrs. During this
an asian female. Off. Fry then entered the business at 1647 VIPIIAnClP
The custmer that had Jeft .
was set up and observed a customer exited the buSiness and
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had been stopped and identified and was not charged with any crim¢s. ,;
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Once Off. Fry exited, he returned to the meet location followed by the stated that he was allowed in once he buzzed the door. He stated
the feo1p:l~ hostiass that
the team ordwhat occurred. He
him inside also was his hostess. H
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asked him if he had been their before and brought him
i~toa room with ~~hed as well as lotions, etc. , I
He paid the
and the female told him to getun-dressed. She then left the room while he gQtundressed and once she returned, she I ~.i.:
brOUghth~!~P a shower roo'm. Their he was placed on a long table and receiV~d a table showe'He had his body w(;lshed from his fe.et t his head eM' b?th sides.) Once this was done he was placed In a sauna and the1 retu!il1~ to theF he was In.'l-IeljStated that he Wil5 then given a ?omplete massage with no dressings or coverings. He stated that II; nce the massag" Iwas completed, th~ female asked him if
an~thing else. He stated that he wanted a "blow job" ar;ld she ma~e ~ fu~nM!.facial e '~"ession and stated ~at this was "yuck", She then saJdl~'how about a hand job" and made a masturbation type motion In he a~l.ith her' "d showing Off. F~ what she meant Off. Fry said dkay and the female then asked for the "tip" and Off. ~ry gave h~r Ifso.QQ." Off. F ,en asked her if he ~ould rest for a he wanted
minute before she did the handjob and she stated that he could
an~ she left t~~\ro01f!1I~+' Off. Fry , '~'~ got dressed and when she returned t
the sh.:.. e..f. . .:. '.i.•sked what happen, why she C.OUld not give him the handjob. Hb !,.ftated that he h.,,; to go as it was late and would return next time. ~., ,Fry stated that he was then walked to the door and he left. . '~~:!i:;I"
,;: ,:' entry team
t~en went to the area of the establishment while thi~ writer went
door pretending to be a customer."Th
door arld a female opened it. This writer then went to enter and the entry team (who were in clearly marked Police raid UEll:ict:llU
advised the·female that we were the Police and we were
occui*)antis and a female was located in a room providing an un-covered not
pings or coverings. A third female was found in the kitchen
W;:UII;)nt. The interior was then searched for was completeIYi(laked. The male W~ and was wearingdsmock and was fl!"~ I
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Off. Frv then JlsitivelY identified the female hostess he had as the one who
and offer of sex~al activity. ,She wa ., PROVIDED BY
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as Bokso~n Kim. She was provided her miranda warnings by State Trooper 190n in korean with Det. Sang assisting.
a~swer any qUesti,psuntii after she spoke with a Lawyer.
she understood her rights and stated that she did not want to
and tr~msported to Police H Q . !
The femali:!lti~stess with the male customer was 10 as Heykong lee. She was
warnings by·State Trooper Moon in.'.. not want toansw~ranyquestions until
korean with Q~t. Sang assisting. She stated that she understood her rights andilStated that she
and stated that she did not want to answer any further qUestlo~untll after
Sang assisting. She stated that she understood her rights and stated that she \d~es the cooking I ' and
The female in the kitchen was 10 as Hyang Seol-Shin. She was provided her rni~anda warnings spoke very
a prior convidoon forProstitution 1n
after she spo~e with a Lawyer. She was arrested and transported ~ Police H~';\IShe1'~~: found the State of RJjlode Island as well as prior arrest in Connecticut.;
to Police HQ.
Trooper Moon in korean with Det. . cleaning for the female hostesses. She 'll>'
~he ioke with a lawyer. She was arrested
of the business was completed with a large amount of evidehce being seized~ Part of this evidence seized was "
10,000.00 in ~ash as well as' other items to support the investigation and charaestilat each female faces. This evidence
will be listed in a supplemental report to follow as the
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warrant execution and subsequent investigation, jt was found business who collects the door fee from the hostesses, cleams
the hostesses.liThat Seol-Shin is the the'employees.
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d show that their are numerous deposits of money into several different banks ~nd accounts as part of the routine. +,
from ~ume~ous. other investi~ations tha~ the methoed of OPer,tion in this bUSi~f mirrors the other ex~ct sa~e other Investigations. That this business IS run the exact same Way as the prevlQtJs one tha~ was closed
investigations., Business records and paperwork seized shows th q.,it two other indivw.,;:.uals are the primary perso.ns inCh.argeof warrants for these individuals will be completed at a later date. The malthat was located in the business was 10 nd he is a potential witness to this Investigation. (Any PUbli1 release.of this itiylduals identity shr1d be. withheld
nued investigation) He was released without charg.es and the.. uPPlernental invf' •.• ·gation will includ~.~hiS information and· ' ,"; I . "
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g This writer found that the individuals in the busi.ness not obr.. ainin . I.er..S. . lta)( . '. •. :..e. . r. sti . . s.tatutes.and. dO.APt.have a. Sales tax
. and use· permit. Once the search was completedl the busmess was,ocked up ~I]l se~~r~l coples.iipage 5 of the search warrant were left . ,
The three fell1~leS were arrested and charged with the charges listed on page ~o. These weree~fh incarcerated on a $251 000.00 bond , with a 3-25':1!rl:ourt date. A search and seizure warrant will be completed for b~nk records andmbnies in the morning (3-12-10)•. Case completed investigation.--
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