Authorities Serve Prostitution Warrant On San Mateo Massage Business

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:35:23 -0800

SAN MATEO (KRON)--San Mateo authorities have made an arrest following an investigation into a massage parlor suspected of prostitution activity.
 
Police say in response to several complaints from local businesses in San Mateo, the department's Special Investigations Bureau initiated an investigation into the Celandine Day Spa located at 155 E. 5th Avenue for suspected prostitution activity. According to police, investigators uncovered evidence which showed that prostitution acts were occurring at the business.
 
Police say SIB was able to make an arrest Wednesday for acts of prostitution and cite the owner for several code violations pertaining to illegal operation of a massage business. 
 
“It is imperative that we safeguard the public by stopping human trafficking and exploitation that can take place in businesses that are fronts for prostitution. The healing profession of massage therapists deserve the good name of their profession to be without compromise and to that end we will act on any massage establishment that offers acts of prostitution.” said Deputy Chief Callagy.  
 
Anyone with information about this case or similar trends should contact San Mateo police. 
 
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