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Arrests for prostitution at South Pasadena massage parlor include Alhambra man

Two South Pasadena massage parlors face charges involving prostitution resulting from an undercover investigation, the Pasadena Star-News reports.

The owners of one of the parlors, Massage Villa, is Ling Ling Kuo, 44, of Alhambra, according to the Star-News. He was arrested on charges of "disorderly house" on February 10. Two masseuses were arrested with him.

An owner manager and masseuse of King Spa Massage were also arrested on January 27.

South Pasadena Police Chief Joseph Payne told the Star-News the nature of the investigation.

"We received some complaints throughout the community and also indications on some websites that some of the massage businesses in South Pasadena – although it's not exclusive to South Pasadena – may be conducting prostitution activities," he said.

Payne said many local cities have seen an increase in massage businesses in the past few years, and South Pasadena has 15 of them.

Two other massage businesses in South Pasadena have been shut down in the past decade after prostitution charges, Payne said.

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3 thoughts on “Arrests for prostitution at South Pasadena massage parlor include Alhambra man”

  1. Maria Eugenia Saez

    on Main St., west of Bun&Burger acroos the street, there is a suspicious massage place where I once tried to ask about therapeutical massages for women with neck problems, and all I got was 2 very nervous Chinese girls saying there were no massages given there and, when I insisted, that I could call an 800 number; meanwhile, two guys came out of the massage rooms looking very relaxed. the whol place has a bordello atmosphere: incense, lavender walls, sweet music, Buddha statue

  2. If our illustrious merchants are peddling their wares in our classier neighbors to the north, I can only imagine what they’re doing in Alhambra.

    The Alhambra PD really needs to crack down on ALL “massage” parlors. In fact, I’d say shut them all down. It’s a well-known fact that Valley Blvd is a prostitution strip behind the “business” facades.

    1. Wow. I’ve been to a few of the massage places and have been met with a very professional attitude which puts me at ease. Let’s not let our Puritan ethics get out of hand here.

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