3 massage parlors busted as part of ongoing prostitution sting

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Lexington County sheriff’s investigators have busted three massage parlors as part of an undercover operation targeting prostitution.

Four workers associated with Sunset Spa and Relax Massage in Lexington and Palmetto Sun Massage in West Columbia have been charged with prostitution. Those arrested are 34-year-old Sun Ah Cho, 47-year-old Ae Seon Lee, 59-year-old Ok J Park and 54-year-old Meijuan Yu.

“These types of operations aren’t welcome in Lexington County,” Sheriff Jay Koon said. “We have a high quality of life here and the activities related to these places do nothing to enhance our community.”

Koon said the investigation into these establishments and others like them throughout the county is ongoing.

“Our investigators are still interviewing individuals associated with these places,” he said. “We’ll continue to look at any possible connections to human trafficking.”

Anyone with information about these establishments or other illegal massage parlors is asked to contact the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

Categories: Crime, Lexington County