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Massage therapist faces sex charges
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Forsyth County News

Authorities have arrested a 46-year-old Marietta woman after she reportedly made a provocative proposition to a person she thought was a massage client.

Mi Suk Yang, an employee of a south Forsyth County massage parlor, was arrested Sept. 17 by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office and charged with solicitation of prostitution, authorities said. She was released later that day after posting a $605 bond.

Sheriff's Lt. Col. Gene Moss said investigators decided to look into operations at Sun Sauna Spa, 1408 Atlanta Hwy. near Redi Road, after receiving complaints from the public about possible illegal activity.

"This business is also under review by the county licensing department for further action," Moss said, adding that the sheriff's office is not authorized to shut down the business.

A woman who answered the phone Wednesday said the spa was open.

According to a Web site advertising the spa's services, it offers "beautiful young ... ladies here to serve you" and is open from 9 a.m. to midnight seven days a week.

Investigators said Yang is a state licensed massage therapist and that the spa's business license is not in her name. They said they think she is still employed at the business.

Investigators said the arrest was made Sept. 17 after a confidential source, posing as a client, received a legitimate massage from Yang at Sun Sauna.

Yang then reportedly propositioned the source with sexual favors in exchange for money, investigators said.

After a deal was made and Yang collected her money, the source alerted authorities and Yang was arrested.

Moss said the sexual act Yang offered was not committed.

Sheriff's Capt. Paul Taylor said such complaints are taken seriously.

He said the sheriff's office will continue to monitor massage therapy businesses in Forsyth County "to ensure compliance with the law."