despp: East Lyme Resident Trooper and East Lyme Police Make Arrests in Prostitution Investigation
2014

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Dr. Dora B. Schriro
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Colonel Danny R. Stebbins
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2014

 

EAST LYME RESIDENT TROOPER & TOWN OFFICERS MAKE PROSTITUTION ARRESTS

 

   During the month of January, 2014, the East Lyme Resident Trooper and East Lyme Police initiated a criminal investigation into a possible prostitution ring being operated out of “Rainforest Spa,” a massage parlor located at 301 Flanders Road in the Niantic section of East Lyme. Information was obtained by investigators indicating that employees of this massage parlor engaged in sexual acts in exchange for cash. State Police Detectives from Statewide Organized Crime Task Force were requested to assist in this case.

 

   Based upon the investigative information uncovered during the investigation, investigators applied to Superior Court for and were issued a search and seizure warrant for the premises, as well as arrest warrants for the listed owners of the establishment. 

 

   On 04/29/2014, at approximately 2:00 p.m., East Lyme Police Officers, the East Lyme Resident State Trooper, State Police Detectives, Homeland Security Investigations, Connecticut Department of Labor and Connecticut Department of Revenue Services all assisted in the execution the search and seizure warrant. Seized during this search warrant execution were numerous items of evidence to include ledgers, files, counter-surveillance equipment and cash.  

 

   Arrested on site via warrant was: Jia Shia Cao, DOB 12/01/1950. of 299 Flanders Road, East Lyme.  She was charged with Promoting Prostitution and Permitting Prostitution.  She was held on a $20,000 Court-set Bond and will be presented at Superior Court GA-10, New London on 04/30/2014.

 

   Arrested at the scene was Shaoqing Liu, DOB 07/21/1962 of 299 Flanders Road, East Lyme.  She was charged with Prostitution.  Liu could present no positive identification and was held on a $10,000 bond.  She will be presented at Superior Court GA-10, New London on 04/30/2014.

 

   The investigation is continuing.

  

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LT. J. Paul Vance

 





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