The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

December 3, 2006

Spa, massage parlor raided, three arrested

By LISA DAVIS

and SHELLEY TERRY

Staff Writers

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP - - A Saybrook business was shut down Wednesday and three arrests were made in connection with prostitution.

Sheriff William Johnson said two females and one male were arrested for promoting prostitution and additional charges are pending. Johnson would not release the suspects' names pending their arraignments.

However, Johnson did say the arrests and closure of the Hawaii Health Spa and Massage, 3527 N. Ridge Road W., were part of an ongoing investigation by the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Department.

The department executed two search warrants Wednesday morning: One at the spa and another at an Ashtabula residence, Johnson said. He wouldn't say how the residence was connected to the spa or the investigation.

A man answered the telephone Thursday afternoon at the Hawaii Spa, but hung up when the caller identified herself as a reporter from the Star Beacon. Additional calls were not answered.

This isn't the first local massage parlor to be shut down by local law-enforcement authorities. A year ago, Ashtabula police arrested a 43-year-old woman, previously convicted of prostitution, during an undercover operation at Osaka Garden Spa at 2213 West Ave., Ashtabula. The sting was the result of a five-day investigation by the city police department's Special Operations Group (SOG), Detective Capt. Robert Stell said. The undercover officers said the woman quoted them prices for various sexual favors, starting at $60 but going as high as $160. Since the raid, the massage parlor has been closed.

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