Grand jury to hear cases involving employees from two Bowling Green massage parlors
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- A recent prostitution sting at two massage parlors in Bowling Green landed four employees behind bars.
On Friday, during a preliminary hearing, a judge declared the cases will be heard by a grand jury.
Detective Ryan Dillon with the Bowling Green Police Department took the witness stand during both hearings.
The defendants in the first hearing were Li Jionggang, Lu Yuanying, and Li Caiyuan. They all work at Lavender Massage.
According to Dillon, an individual told police he received a sex act for money when he visited the massage parlor.
Dillon said, “Detectives have since located at least one individual who confirmed he received a sex act inside of Lavender Massage. I want to be clear. That was a sex act that he paid for.”
All three defendants are charged with engaging in organized crime and practicing massage therapy without a license.
Jionggang, is also charged with promoting prostitution.
The three have denied engaging in any illegal activity.
They remain in the Warren County Regional Jail.
Meanwhile, in the other case involving the owner of Blue Sky Spa, Huadi Chen, Dillon said advanced crime scene processors utilized an alternative light source and found bodily fluids on massage beds, floors, walls, and light switches inside the spa.
Dillon said, “We believe that the male clientele we saw coming and going from the business that day received massages and other stuff on very dirty unsanitary sheets.”
Chen is charged with promoting prostitution, second-degree wanton endangerment and practicing massage therapy without a license.
She too has denied the allegations.
Chen remains in the Warren County Regional Jail.
Lawyers representing the defendants refused to comment. Prosecutors would not talk about the case either.