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Three massage parlors busted in Westchester

White Plains – Three massage parlors were shut down in Westchester County on Wednesday and three people have been arrested in connection with their operation, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore said.

Arrested were Hu Ai-Hua, 46; Xuan Zhenai, 41; and Cha Young Sook, 38, all of Flushing. They were each charged with unauthorized practice and prostitution.

Another woman, Pan Yim Ping aka Penny, 46, of Flushing, was charged with unauthorized practice and promoting prostitution.

This is the second part of sweep that netted a total of nine arrests and closed four establishments in the last week.

Thursday night, investigators from the Westchester County District Attorney’s office, along with the White Plains Police, the Town of Greenburgh Police, and the New York City Police Department raided three massage parlors – the Harmony Body Works located at 211 Central Avenue, White Plains, the Sung Health Spa located at 791 Central Avenue, Greenburgh and the Village Acupuncture, located at 277 Tarrytown Road, Greenburgh.

Over the period of about three months from August, 2006 to November, 2006, the four defendants offered massages which they were not licensed by the State of New York to perform and engaged or offered to engage in sexual conduct with another person in return for a fee.

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