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'Bawdy' Sterling massage parlor raided

Nine people were arrested after Loudoun authorities raided a Sterling massage parlor where authorities allege some workers didn't have the proper permits -- and some massages went too far, authorities said Thursday.

Loudoun Sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell said complaints by residents prompted investigators to check out the Green Therapy Massage Parlor on Whitfield Place in Sterling. A raid on the business came Tuesday after a six-month investigation.

The owner, Mi J. Kwon, 41, of Potomac Falls, was charged with maintaining a bawdy place and allowing massages to be given without a valid permit, sheriff's officials said.

One woman, an employee, was charged with a county ordinance that bans massage therapists from fondling clients.

Two other employees were charged with performing massages without a valid permit.

And five men were charged with frequenting a bawdy place, authorities said.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  April 29, 2010; 11:45 AM ET
Categories:  Loudoun , Maria Glod  
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Ah, a six-month investigation. I guess the detectives needed a lot of evidence.

Posted by: RepealObamacareNow | April 29, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

hahaaha nice flvet

Posted by: drewkinnear | April 29, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Awesome. Only in Virginia would "Bawdy Place" be a legally defined term.

Posted by: chapoutier | April 29, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see the stalwart men of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Dept are doing their part to deprive residents of happy endings.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 29, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

"charged with maintaining a bawdy place"

That's the most unintentionally hilarious charge ever.

Posted by: ElSith | April 29, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Men need release & relief. Wife/gf is too fugly & old. Always pay in cash. No credit cards.

Posted by: uncivil | April 29, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

They've spent months investigating this, but they just can't seem to prosecute the Salahis (white house crashers) for collecting hundreds of thousands running a phony charity, or ANYBODY for wrecking our financial system.

Does law enforcement have the right priorities?

Posted by: postfan1 | April 29, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

did the police check if the workers/owner are living legally in the US?

Posted by: NewYorkerDC | April 29, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

What? The men were charged with frequenting a baldy place? ;^)

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | April 29, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

....they were also charged with the frequent recital of lymricks of an untoward nature in violation of the public decency law of 1824.

Posted by: brandonesque | April 29, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

"Frequenting a bawdy place" is a crime?

Posted by: RockRed | April 29, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Heterosexual males need a sex slave that can't speak & never gets old & wrinkled.
Ready to go 24-7. No excuses. No whining. No crying. That way women don't have to be bothered by men.

Posted by: uncivil | April 29, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

@ uncivil: So, women don't need release too? BF/husbands don't get all jacked up ugly either??

Posted by: sigmagrrl | April 29, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Heavens to Betsy!

Posted by: fleeciewool | April 29, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

I love bawdy places. Glad I live in Maryland where we have lots!!

Posted by: rpcv84 | April 29, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Rest of Loudon still open without disruption.

Posted by: blasmaic | April 29, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Don't forget. Hoes gotta eat too.

Posted by: tommy11599 | April 29, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Frequenting a bawdy place? Verily? Forsooth, why didst not these varlets bethink themselves of the consequences?

Posted by: lydgate | April 29, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

These comments might be the funniest thing I've read online today, thanks Post readers, especially lydgate!

Posted by: mr_bill_10 | April 29, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Their next case: Investigating a Lansdowne man for "carrying on" with a married woman.

Posted by: BurtReynolds | April 29, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

"And five men were charged with frequenting a bawdy place, authorities said"

I guess that means they're shutting down every bar in Virginia LOL

Posted by: dubya1938 | April 29, 2010 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Will they be sending the illegal workers away too, since places like this typically hire smuggled girls or women.

Posted by: zcxnissan | April 29, 2010 11:50 PM | Report abuse

So... no happy ending?

Posted by: penance091 | April 30, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

Do they play some pianee at these here bawdy places?

If you look through the local Korean newspapers, you'll see lots of ads for these types of places, often they are located in industrial parks.

Posted by: hitpoints | April 30, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Hey, aren't we trying to create jobs? Maybe instead of arresting them, the gov should send them some, um, stimulus funds...

"five men were charged with frequenting a bawdy place".

Anyone know if that is that a new law?

Posted by: amaranthpa | April 30, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

How may "Happy Endings" can you get in 6 months? Maybe we should ask the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Posted by: marcam16 | April 30, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Sheriff: "We need more evidence, someone has to go out there again and take one for the team!"

Deputies: (en masse) "Me!" "No, he went last time, me!" "No, me, I'll be your BFF!" "I'll wash your car!" "I'll buy you lunch!"

Posted by: fluxgirl | April 30, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

@ uncivil - Rosie, is that you?

Posted by: mikeb14 | April 30, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Makes me wanna open up a massage parlor, and call it "The Bawdy Palace Massage & Spa" - except actually make it legitimate. At least I know I'll get some curious clientel who might of course walk away disappointed, and at least I know many will be policeman undercover just hoping they found the right place.

Posted by: mikeb14 | April 30, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

"Bawdy Place?" Zounds, Watson! Sounds like the Post's style book was a Dickens novel.

Posted by: johnharris1 | April 30, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

There ain't nuttin' like a good bawdy rub.

Posted by: YukonCat | April 30, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Now this is an article a man can hang his hat on.

Posted by: area51az | April 30, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, well just to be fair why doesn't LE roust more public places where gay men act bawdy, or is that not PC?

Posted by: rondh69 | April 30, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Why is it you can go to a restaurant and maybe flirt and hit it off with the waitress then leave her a big tip and lets say you stay till after closing and she takes you in the back and have sex. Perfectly legal....but go for a massage and get a happy ending and the world ends.

Posted by: richardsonmike73 | May 5, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

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