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Seven O.C. massage parlors are fronts for prostitution, authorities allege

Seven Costa Mesa massage parlors, all within one business complex, were accused of being fronts for prostitution and were served with search warrants Friday by police, prosecutors and immigration officials.

"From the layman's perspective, it appears to be a commercial brothel," said Costa Mesa police Lt. Mark Manley.

The businesses are bundled into a small facility at 440 Fair Drive, where there are also three marijuana dispensaries and a pizza parlor. The massage parlors served warrants Friday are Relax Zone, Super Day Spa Massage, Angel Massage, Fantastic Spa, Rainbow Spa, A1 Oriental Massage Inc. and Visage Spa.

The complex is about 50 yards from the College Park neighborhood, and within half a mile of schools, the civic center and the Orange County Fairgrounds. Officials gave notices to the seven businesses that they would have their licenses rescinded within 30 days.

Read the full story here.

-- Joseph Serna, Times Community News

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Prostitutes in the OC, never.

Boy, who could have seen this coming???

A pizza parlor? Outrageous!

I thought there would have been a smoke shop for after...

Massage parlor/brothel, maijuana dispensary, and a pizza parlor? Synergy...

Sex, drugs and pizza in one location!

How cool is that? Marijuana, pizza, and a massage all in one shopping center!

More of the same Puritan moralistic crusade here.

I am shocked I tell you! Shocked!!

To the Layman? Lt. Manly?
You can't make this kind of stuff up.

Only seven massage parlors are fronts for prostitution?


Give them , marajuanna, and drinks and expect no prostitution ? Only in CA .. LMAO

Every time I am in LA and looking for Asian hookers, pot, and pizza, I go to this shopping center!

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equipment its fantastic! Nurses use it in health care
and you can hold it in your hand and just turn it on
and its got these soft round massagers that do the work
of human hands and are actually better than a real massage
and Im not kidding so there is no way of contracting
MRSA or any kinds of skin to skin infections and you
never have to worry about an odd moment either because
there will never be one you can use it watching tv or
your wife or husband or girlfriend or boyfriend or friend
or family can help reach an area that is giving you the most
trouble so just give it a try and if you dont like it you can
get your money refunded.


How about a 'perp walk' on the evening news?


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