Boise police make prostitution arrests at massage parlors

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Police in Boise have arrested six massage parlor employees for prostitution and cited the six businesses for allowing the illegal activity.

Police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower says police began receiving complaints from citizens about alleged criminal activity, including prostitution, occurring at several massage parlors.

Detectives began an undercover operation at all six businesses on Wednesday afternoon. Officers reported when they paid for a massage, they were offered sex for money.

The women who face misdemeanor prostitution charges are: 47-year-old Jenny Richardson and 60-year-old Leslie J. Kim of Los Angeles, 51-year-old Fenghua Sanford of Garden City along with 57-year-old Meihua Zhang, 52-year-old Kim Sook and 55-year-old Li Yanjie, all of Boise.

Citations were issued to Sunflower Spa, Hou Spa, J Spa, Apple Spa, Hong Kong Spa and Aloha Spa and their business licenses were suspended for 60 days.