WARREN, NJ - One person was arrested after a prostitution investigation at a Warren Township massage parlor on Monday, authorities announced on Wednesday.
The arrest of Guiyu Piao, 49, of Flushing, N.Y. was announced by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Police Chief William E. Keane.
The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force (OCNTF), along with members of Warren Township Police Department, conducted a quality of life investigation at Unique Massage Therapy, located on Mountain Boulevard in Warren Township on Jan. 6. The investigation began with complaints by concerned citizens in reference to acts of prostitution being conducted at the establishment, according to Robertson.
A Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office undercover officer entered Unique Massage Therapy, where he later met with Piao. During this meeting with Piao, the undercover officer was propositioned by Piao for a sexual act in exchange for money. Task Force members then entered Unique Massage Therapy and placed Piao under arrest without incident.
Piao was transported to the Warren Township Police Department, where she was charged with prostitution, a disorderly persons offense, and subsequently released on her own recognizance pending a municipal court appearance.