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More arrests in prostitution probe
Three charged at massage parlors
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Jam Park - photo by Submitted
Three women posing as massage therapists at two different businesses in Forsyth County have been arrested as part of an ongoing effort to crack down on prostitution, authorities said.

Tae Ok Henry, 50, of Duluth and Jin Nan Li, 45, of Norcross were arrested Saturday by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and charged with one count each of prostitution.

Jam Park, 41, of Duluth was also arrested Saturday and faces the same charge.

The bust was the department’s second involving sexual solicitation in less than a month.

Three women were arrested Sept. 30 while working at a massage parlor on Atlanta Highway. Each was charged with one count of prostitution.

Sheriff’s Inv. Derek Bleisath said the most recent arrests were the result of an undercover operation. Henry and Li were arrested while working at Pine Health Club and Spa on Colony Park Drive in Cumming.

“Ms. Henry was the one that offered a sexual act for money to our operative that went inside the business,”  Bleisath said. “Through the investigation we got information that led to evidence of Ms. Li also performing the act.”

He said Henry and Li were the only employees in the business at the time.

Sheriff’s Inv. Tom Little said Park was arrested while working at Buja Sauna on McFarland Parkway.

“We sent an operative into the business and he was subsequently solicited with an offer for sex for money,” he said. “At which time we moved in and arrested her.”

He said two other employees in the building were not arrested.

Little said none of the women who were charged had valid massage therapy licenses, though both businesses were permitted.

The sheriff’s office coordinated their investigation of Pine Health with Cumming police. Information about the arrest at Buja Sauna will be sent to the county’s business license division.

Little said not all massage parlors in the county are fronts for prostitution.

“We have run this operation on other businesses that have not resulted in arrests,” he said, declining to name those establishments.

He and Bleisath said prostitution can be associated with other criminal activity, including human trafficking, drugs, immigration violations, robbery and murder.