Updated: Monday, 11 Oct 2010, 5:54 PM MDT
Published : Monday, 11 Oct 2010, 5:54 PM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Albuquerque’s Vice Unit has set its sights on massage businesses offering illegal extras.
Detectives said they are seeing more shady shops and they are finding out about them through customer complaints.
In fact that is how APD made its latest bust.
On Friday detectives arrested 46-year-old Meijie Li of California at J’s Spa and Therapy on Tramway and Montgomery for promoting prostitution.
Detectives said Li, who they believe is the manager of J’s Spa and Therapy, was aware her employee was offering sex for money.
Legitimate massage therapy businesses and schools told News 13 places like J’s give everyone in the industry a bad name.
“A lot of people are very concerned, a lot of massage therapists are starting to talk to each other about what we can do and how can we get this problem stopped,” said Linda Delker, Owner of Crystal Mountain School of Therapeutic Massage.
The state requires massage therapists to be licensed. Police said most of the massage studios offering sex for money are not licensed.