FALLBROOK: Two arrested during massage parlor prostitution stings

FALLBROOK — Two women from two different Fallbrook area businesses were arrested after a multi-agency coordinated prostitution sting, Friday, June 2. Today’s arrests followed complaints from the community regarding several local massage parlors, said Fallbrook Sheriff Substation Lieutenant Patrick Gardner.

The women were arrested at Jasmine Massage at 412 South Main Avenue and Coco Massage at 1075 South Mission Road after allegedly soliciting undercover officers for sex, according to Sergeant Blumenthal, who lead the sting operation. Sgt. Blumenthal is with the San Diego Sheriff’s Sex Trafficking Unit.

Authorities made the arrests after officials from several area law enforcement agencies worked together to locate and identify businesses that were conducting illegal activity “at massage parlors located within Fallbrook,” Sergeant Blumenthal said after the arrests.

Detectives from the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force, San Diego Sheriff’s Licensing Unit, United States Criminal Investigative Service and the San Diego Sheriff’s Fallbrook Substation’s Crime Suppression Unit conducted the prostitution sting.

During the sting operation authorities arrested 61-year-old, Lu Qiuying at Jasmine Massage and 48-year-old, Xzhang Ling at Coco Massage. Both women were booked into the Vista Detention Facility on suspicion of prostitution. Bail for both was set at $2,000.

It was not immediately known exactly what role the two women play in the alleged prostitution business and neither of the women are cooperating with the investigation, according to Blumenthal. Officials are still working to determine if the two women arrested were part of – or victims of – human trafficking. Both women are of Chinese descent, and it is not known how long they have been in the United States. The investigation is active and ongoing.

An online jail records search conducted at 6 p.m., Friday evening, revealed neither woman was still in custody.

Anyone with additional information about this incident should contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Callers can remain anonymous; however, those with tips and information that result in a felony arrest may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.

For a complete story, see the Village News 6/8/17 edition.

13 Responses to "FALLBROOK: Two arrested during massage parlor prostitution stings"

  1. Susan Woods Nordstrom   June 3, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Why don’t you arrest the male customers in addition to the women…if it weren’t for the men, decades of prostitution would not exist. This kind of police work is so out of date it is laughable.

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  2. Dale   June 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Susan, how would you plan on doing that? I’m sure you have a lot of law enforcement training and experience to share.

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    • Susan nordstrom   June 24, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      I DO have a background in law enforcement and most cities ARE going after the men!

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  3. Ray Hamblen   June 5, 2017 at 8:16 am

    @SusanWoodsNordstrom

    Is it possible that these women were not “enslaved” to be sex workers? Maybe they wanted to?

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  4. PB   June 5, 2017 at 11:04 am

    A blind man could see these places were prostitution places. Why did it take so long? We probably have 5-6 of these places on all of our main streets. Shut it down!

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  5. Josh M   June 5, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Boy oh boy do I feel safer now. I wonder how much this ‘Multi-agency” effort cost us poor taxpayers? Please quit wasting our money on low level crap like this.

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  6. Josh M   June 5, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Trevor, to follow up the real story here is what law enforcement is costing us on this investigation. I’ll be it’s around half a million dollars for this one stupid case. Check it out I’d love to see the results!

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  7. Lee   June 5, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you, Law Enforcement!

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  8. D   June 6, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Two down and two more to go!

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  9. Mike W   June 6, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Somehow, a 50 and a 60 year old woman don’t sound like proper prostitutes or victims of trafficking so there is more (or less) to this than meets the eye. But Fallbrook is different than most places, it has the distinction of not only being a jarhead town, it has more churches per chapati than any other town in the country. In other words, we train our youth to kill their brothers half a world away for purely political reasons but we give them plenty of religion to help justify this endeavor… Yikes!!!

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  10. Jay   June 20, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Hey Mike W… I’m one of those Jarheads that goes to church here. You just turned my world upside down now because I foolishly thought I was doing the right thing. Wow… all those years wasted… and for “purely political reasons” too. How could I be so stupid and expect God to forgive me for being an instrument of death when ‘thou shall not kill’ is even a Commandment. Anyway, enough about me. Let’s talk about you now. I’m curious… are you bilingual? Do you know how to speak Russian or Chinese? I’ll guess not because a majority of Americans utilize English because we’re a sovereign nation… because we haven’t been attacked in the past by another country, like Russia or China. You see, us “Jarheads” provide you the comfort of freedom that most Americans really don’t appreciate, but we do it anyway, getting killed, injured and deal with much more. Anyway, I get the “political purposes” (which is a very justifiable comment by the way). War is definitely ugly… been there done that; however, ugly as it may be, our military might keeps us sovereign. It would make me very happy to see others step up and give the misguided Jarheads a break after being a war for so long. Therefore, if you know of any kind folks out there that are willing to pick up a feather and tickle ISIS to death, or be willing to give hugs to the Taliban as a gesture of USA’s good will, please assemble the force now. Until then, pray for Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children (USMC). “Kill!”

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  11. Roger p.w.miltin   June 25, 2017 at 6:25 am

    How these women began these businesses locally should be the Question.the oldest profession, has hit little town U.S.A.like drugs,gangs,and violence. Fallbrook has seen many changes, and this but another. As for myself, being gay,that is not so much an issue.we will no doubt survive this as well.tough on marriages. See you at the gym!

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  12. Mike Perdue   July 29, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Acromony and insults are unnecessary. Kudos to our brave men and women who serve our armed forces, shame on those who blindly criticize. Human trafficking is a huge problem with tens of thousands of teens being exploited annually. Until the authorities investigate, there is no way to know if a particular “business” is involved. Sometimes it pays off and children are rescued, sometimes not. But it is worth it.

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