Crime

Police: Eight prostitution arrests made at five Porterville massage parlors over six months

Four women were arrested last month after they allegedly offered sex for a fee to undercover detectives at four different Porterville massage parlors.

Sgt. Rick Carrillo said detectives arrested Ziriong Wong, 34, of Los Angeles, at Best Massage Parlor; Qiufeng Xu, 46, of San Gabriel, at Sakura Spa; Xiangwei Ma, 45, of Simi Valley, at A-1 Massage; and Mei Guo, 45, of Porterville, at Asian Relaxing Massage. They were all charged with prostitution – a misdemeanor – and cited.

Carrillo said the busts came after the fourth undercover operation during a six-month investigation into prostitution in the area. In all, eight arrests have been made at five massage parlors in Porterville.

The undercover operations with continue at similar businesses to ensure this trend does not continue, Carrillo said.

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