HACKENSACK, NJ -- A Main Street massage parlor in the city has shuttered its doors after city police arrested two New York employees who are facing prostitution charges.
City police received an anonymous complaint about Healing Hand Spa, located at 139 Main Street. The business, which has a single red door located within one foot of the walkway, is situated within an all-brick building beside 3 Brothers Bagels and Deli and the vacant La Reina del Sabor Restaurant.
An undercover detective entered the spa on Friday, January 17 at around noon posing as a customer, and was greeted by 50-year-old Shen Qin, of Flushing, New York. Qin then took the undercover officer to masseuse Huaihui Li, 42, of Bayside, New York, who police say offered to perform sexual acts in exchange for cash.
Backup was summoned and “several Hackensack police officers” entered the spa and arrested the women. Li was charged with prostitution, a disorderly persons offense. Qin was charged with promoting prostitution, a third-degree crime. Both women were released on a summons and due in Central Judicial Processing Court in the city on February 3.
Healing Hand Spa has since been closed by the Hackensack Health Department for “violating the provisions of its license.”
Detective Captain Darrin DeWitt extends his gratitude to the person who phoned in the anonymous tip.
“The Hackensack Police Department takes quality of life concerns seriously, and its members are committed to keeping Hackensack a safe, desirable community as progress continues in its revitalization,” said DeWitt.
The Hackensack Police Department is asking anyone who witnesses a crime to contact Crime Stoppers of Bergenfield, Englewood, Teaneck, Hackensack and Bogota. Cash rewards are up to $1,000. Call 844.466.6789 or bergencrimestoppers.org, 24/7 with tips.