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Prostitution bust at Va. massage parlor

Loudoun authorities on Friday said the investigation into a massage parlor led to the arrest of a California woman on a charge of prostitution and a Vienna man on a charge of soliciting prostitution.

The Loudoun Sheriff's office began investigating King's Therapy in the 100 block of East Holly Ave. in Sterling after receiving several complaints, officials said.

They said a search warrant was executed at the business.

Nissanke Weerasinghe, 56, of Vienna, was charged with soliciting prostitution, authorities said.

Sun Ah Im, 33, of California was charged with prostitution and allowing massages to be performed without a valid permit.

Two other women were charged with performing massages without a license.

Loudoun authorities have announced the results of other massage parlor investigations in recent months.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  July 2, 2010; 10:49 AM ET
Categories:  Loudoun , Maria Glod , Sex Crimes , Updates  
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Total waste of tax payer dollars to prosecute there types of things. The guy was paying for it, the woman was accepting it, they are both adults, and it was consenual. So what. It is a victimless "crime". Just another example of the police wasting their time.

Posted by: cj658 | July 2, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

there=these

Posted by: cj658 | July 2, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

I'm ashamed to live in a society where we arrest people for this nonsense. WHO CARES?!

Posted by: FiatBooks | July 2, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Too many police with too little to do.

Posted by: PracticalIndependent | July 2, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

"No, no, (s)he didn't slam you, (s)he didn't bump you, (s)he didn't nudge you... (s)he *rubbed* you.

And rubbin, son, is racin'."

Posted by: kahlua87 | July 2, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Consenting ADULTS is one thing, but these "massage" parlors are often fronts for prostitution of minors. Sounds like this situation involved adults, but who knows how many minors these pimps and madams have under them. I hope authorities are investigating further to determine if children were involved.

Posted by: brandip_77 | July 2, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

@brandip_77:
You are correct that these types of 'businesses' are sometimes fronts for other more serious things.

The problem is, because it's illegal, the 'victim' you cite, the underage women or people forced into it, can't go to the police for fear of being arrested themselves.

Bring it into the light and lots of the side problems go away.

Posted by: rpixley220 | July 2, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Odds are that one or both of the individuals are illegal or control individuals in the trade who are= human trafficking= far worse to let this type of crime slide.

Posted by: zcxnissan | July 2, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

You "human trafficking" guys are idiots. Did you even read the article? Here, let me help: "Sun Ah Im, 33, of California was charged with prostitution..." and "Two other women [not girls] were charged..."

Do you think that maybe, if any underage women were found, that the article, just maybe, might have mentioned it?

Here's the deal. Yes, human trafficking happens. Yes, it's abhorrent. No, it doesn't happen in public "massage" parlors in the middle of office parks. I've rarely seen any women under 30 in any of those places, and usually they are in the 40-55 year range.

Police bust these places for a variety of reasons, mostly pointless reasons:
(1) Sometimes the business actually does disturb the neighbors, but this is extremely rare. Usually the location is commercial, not residential, and neither clients nor staff want any extra attention. They walk in, they walk out, that's it.
(2) It's low-hanging fruit. Police can easily bust a massage parlor and claim they are "cleaning up" while real crime continues.
(3) Politicians love it. Remember, the DA is a politician (is elected). They, too, play the "human-trafficking" angle but they do nothing about human-trafficking. I doubt they even care.

These places employ women who have no other marketable skills, who need to make a living, and they provide services for men, and no one gets hurt. Busting them is a huge waste of time and money. It doesn't hurt the "johns" (much) but it does deprive these ladies of their income, and some of them get deported.

Here's a typical example of human trafficking. In a neighborhood adjacent to mine, there was a townhouse. There was always a stream of latino guys going in and out. I occasionally saw some really hot young women/girls (didn't know their exact age) through the window or sometimes outside smoking cigarettes. We called the police repeatedly about them, suspecting some kind of exploitation. After a year, they were finally busted. I didn't read about that one in the paper at all. Too low profile, I guess.

If you really care about "human trafficking", then legalize prostitution. Then police would be forced to focus on the real problem, not the easy stuff.

Posted by: maxbill | July 9, 2010 12:47 AM | Report abuse

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