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Montclair Woman Among Six Arrested in Bloomfield Massage Parlor Prostitution Sting

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Six women face prostitution-related charges following an undercover police investigation into several massage parlors located within in the Township of Bloomfield.

Social media websites specifically Facebook and Backpage.com were used to advertise services at the following locations: Health Spa at 599 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield Therapy at 669 Bloomfield Ave., Top Health Spa at 28 Washington St. and 34 Cross Street (no business name used). The women face charges of solicitation of prostitution, operating without a license and misrepresenting themselves as licensed massage therapists.

The suspects are identified as Enji Piao, 53, of New York; Xianji Li, 53, of New York; Chong Lee, 68, of Lodi; Hayeon Kim, 58, of New York; Athena Reid-Azam, 44, of Montclair; and Meisha Jin, 51, of Little Ferry. Each were issued summons and released with pending court dates.

"This type of activity will not be overlooked, tolerated or condoned within our local communities where we live and raise our children." said Police Director Samuel DeMaio. “This activity will not be allowed to take place and diminish the quality of life for our residents.

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