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Concord Woman Among Three Arrested in Lafayette Massage Parlor Bust

Officers arrested three people on suspicion of pimping and prostitution charges at two downtown Lafayette massage parlors Wednesday.

Lafayette police arrested three people at two massage parlors Wednesday -- weeks after allegations of illicit activity at the nondescript establishments first came to light.

After numerous complaints from citizens, Lafayette police launched an investigation last month into allegations of sexual activity at two local massage parlors — Body and Sole located at 3381 Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Classical Music Massage Center at 3385 Mt. Diablo Blvd., according to police.

Based on evidence found during the investigation, search warrants were obtained for both locations and this afternoon, Lafayette Police Officers, along with detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, went to both businesses to serve the search warrants. They had to force entry.

Evidence of sexual activity was found at both massage parlors, according to police. Investigators recovered condoms, business records, money and customer lists.

Three people were arrested:

  • 44 year old Li Liu of San Ramon; arrested for prostitution.
  • 25 year old Yang (Jason) Chen of Pleasant Hill; arrested for pimping  and conspiracy.
  • 41 year old Xiao Chen of Concord; arrested for prostitution.

Two other women were released after being interviewed.

The investigation is continuing, police said. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at (925) 283-3680.

Eric Smith June 15, 2012 at 06:04 AM
People in coco killing people and the police so busy with Dam Brothel. these Brothel's are saving marriages
whynot July 10, 2012 at 05:03 AM
May I ask how they are saving marriages. It destroyed mine, and we have 2 young daughters.

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