Medford Massage Parlor Workers Face Sex for a Fee Charges

Two have been charged after undercover officers were used to investigate city massage parlors.

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Two women face charges stemming from offering sexual services at Medford massage parlors, according to a Medford Police press release.

Baojuan Shi, 49 of New York City, and Simone Santos, 39, of Malden were both arrested Thursday and charged with sexual conduct for a fee, according to the release, written by Lt. Paul Covino. Santos was also in the country illegally, police said.

Shi worked at Mixue Spa at 397 Main Street, while Santos worked at Lavish Spa at 407 Mystic Ave., the release said. Citizen complaints led police investigate the spas, Covino wrote.

"As a result of numerous complaints from citizens of Medford about the alleged illegal sex acts that are taking place in some of the many massage parlors that are opening up in Medford, the Medford Police sent undercover officers in to some of these establishments to determine if this may be happening," Covino wrote.

The investigation also included the state's division of professional licensure, which cited Shi, Santos and another worker for not being a properly licensed massage therapist, the press release said.

The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement was also involved in the investigation, its agents determined both women not victims of human trafficking, the release said. They also discovered Santos -- and another woman working at Lavish Spa who was not identified -- was in the country illegally, the release said.

"The Medford Police consider this operation a success, and we will continue until those businesses that allow illegal activities on their premises are fully compliant with the law or they leave Medford," Covino wrote.

Sammie April 07, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Jon and Robert you must not have small children who are with in 50 feet of these places. what if those john didn't reless enough stress and turn on a small child who is helpless. there is a school and a baseball field. if they did't do it we could be reading a differant story that a child was hurt or taken. I agree with the kids dealing drugs need attention to.
Billerica Facts April 09, 2012 at 11:16 PM
John Flanagan April 10, 2012 at 09:23 AM
Actually, I have a 5 year old and I am just trying to be funny. We can go after the 'GIRLS" but the drug dealers and crooks, they are allowed to come and go without any restrictions, you know?
emma rose April 12, 2012 at 01:20 AM
so true, How are all these drug dealers getting away with this right in front of our faces, why dont the police see this? to busy going after the addicts get the dealers and the two scums selling sex
Mary Sbuttoni April 26, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Let's be clear that "massage parlors" is the term used for places that offer an illegal type of massage. Legitimate Massage Therapy practices are under state licensing. Your article states that the city is looking to be in control of massage parlor licensing. I'm pretty sure most of those places are not really calling themselves that when they apply for licenses (if they even are).


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