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Prostitution arrests at 2 South Pasadena massage parlors

February 19, 2012 |  6:37 pm

Owners of two massage parlors face the loss of their licenses after employees were arrested on suspicion of prostitution in recent weeks.

The South Pasadena City Council, which in recent years has wrestled with concerns about a proliferation of massage parlors, has scheduled hearings about the businesses for March 7.

South Pasadena police arrested Ling Ling Kuo, 44, of Alhambra, the owner of Massage Villa on Feb. 10 on suspicion of operating a disorderly house.

Two of his employees were also arrested: Xiaosu Xu, 25, of Diamond Bar, on suspicion of prostitution, and Li Jie Cui, for allegedly interfering with an investigation.

Mengdong Wang, 36, of Monterey Park, the owner of King Spa Massage, was arrested Jan. 27 on suspicion of operating a disorderly house. A King Spa worker named Ping Li, 49, of West Covina, was arrested on suspicion of prostitution.

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--Adolfo Flores, Times Community News

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