Massage parlors busted for prostitution
WARR ACRES, OK — Police in Warr Acres arrest several women at four different massage parlors after they allegedly offered much more than pampering for sore muscles. The investigation began in June after several neighboring business owners voiced their concerns about the number of men showing up to the parlors.
Together with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics’ Human Trafficking Division, police made four arrests after undercover officers were allegedly offered prostitution services. It happened at the Oriental Pearl Massage, Studio E Salon, 7th Heaven Spa and Massage, and Singapore Massage Parlor.
The women arrested were 43-year-old Deana Wasilk from Portland, Oregon, 52-year-old Somkhouane Souvannaleuang from Tulsa, 55-year-old Xuemin Hu from Alhambra, California, and 57-year-old Wi Chappell from Hampton, Georgia.
Officials say the women appeared to be willing participants, but this bust could lead them to a human trafficking ring.
“The more you interview the people or we get tips, you find out these people… are not allowed to leave and come and go as they please,” OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward said. “They’re forced into it, paying off debts.”
Warr Acres Det. Sgt. John Gray said this is the sixth massage parlor bust for Warr Acres in just the last couple years. He said they’re continuing the investigation to see if the parlor owners had any knowledge the alleged prostitution was going on.