BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested several people connected to a massage parlor prostitution ring this weekend.
According to EBRSO, its narcotics division has been investigating complaints since September of an organized prostitution ring operating in local massage parlors in East Baton Rouge Parish. Officers learned during their investigation that Johnny Wang, aka Chien Wang, 43, traveled weekly to Baton Rouge from Houston to collect profits from each of the five identified “massage” parlors.
The sheriff’s office reported obtaining search warrants for the following massage parlors for allegedly violating Louisiana laws on massage prostitution and observed prostitution: Lotus Massage in the Jones Creek area; Wonderful land massage in the O’Neal area; B&B Spa in the O’Neal area; Blue Olive Spa in the Coursey area; and All Natural Spa in the Jefferson area.
EBRSO Narcotics, with the assistance of EBRSO K-9 and EBRSO SWAT, arrested Johnny Wang on Saturday, Jan. 29, shortly after he arrived in Baton Rouge on his weekly currency pickup, according to the sheriff’s office.
EBRSO indicted Wang for alleged money laundering; promotion of prostitution; pimping; and association of criminals. While executing search warrants, authorities also arrested Ting Song, alias Chun Xiang Song, 47, and Huang Weng, 38. They were both charged with alleged money laundering; promotion of prostitution; pimping; and criminal conspiracy during search warrants, officials said.
EBRSO said it also seized $37,012 (pending); 1 gram of ketamine; 2 grams of methamphetamine; and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun while executing search warrants.
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