Ascension massage parlors shut down allegedly due to sexual claims

GONZALES — A five-week long investigation into several massage parlors in Ascension Parish has left four shops shut down.

Gonzales Police started investigating claims of sexual misconduct and prostitution at different massage parlors at the beginning of July 2023.

As a result of the investigation, Gonzales Police Officials say they found four massage parlors were allegedly practicing “elicit activities” in Ascension Parish.

It’s why search warrants were executed during this time at Happy Spa on S. Cabelas Parkway, Magical Massage and Spa on S. Burnside Ave., Oriental Relax Massage on S. Burnside Ave. and Rose Message on W. La 30.

The following people have been arrested for the following charges:

Ningye Huang, 62, from Happy Spa and charged with a count of prostitution by massage and one count of practicing massage therapy without a state license.

Yu Tan, 54, also from Happy Spa, is charged with one count of practicing massage therapy without a state license.

Yaping Zhao, 67, of Magical Spa, is charged with prostitution by massage and one count of practicing massage therapy without a state license.

Zou Weilan, 58, also from Magical Spa, is facing a charge of practicing massage therapy without a license.

Wumei Qiu, 52, from Happy Spa was arrested a week later and charged with a count of prostitution by massage and one count of practicing massage therapy without a state license.

Shuying Gao, 55, of Oriental Relax Massage is charged with a count of prostitution by massage, one count of practicing massage therapy without a state license and resisting an arrest.

Gonzales PD would like to acknowledge the assistance and cooperation of the Gonzales Fire department, La State Fire Marshalls, La State Board of massage therapy, I.C.E., West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Ascension Parish Sheriffs Correctional facility.

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