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18 Arrested in County-Wide Massage Parlor Bust

Warrants were served in 13 different businesses operating as massage parlors in Oakland, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Hayward.

Law enforcement officials in Alameda County this afternoon announced 18 arrests in a six-month long operation targeting massage parlors promoting prostitution and other illegal activities throughout the county, according to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.
 
More than 400 local, state and federal law enforcement officers executed 32 search warrants today at 13 different businesses operating as massage parlors in Oakland, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Hayward.
 
Today's bust came after six months of planning and investigation, according to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office. Other locations were searched in Contra Costa, San Mateo, Solano, Santa Clara and Sonoma counties.
 
Investigators found five operations running out of 13 businesses and charged 19 individuals with felonies and misdemeanors including pimping, pandering and other sex offenses along with tax evasion and labor code violations.
 
More charges may be filed in connection with the operation, leading to more arrests, according to the district attorney's office. Law enforcement seized multiple assets, including bank accounts, cash and cars. The businesses have been shut down. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said in a statement that the investigation was spurred by residents alerting the sheriff's office about possible "illicit activities at various massage parlors."
 
She called the growth of businesses that claim to be massage parlors "an ever increasing problem to our neighborhoods." She said, "With today's operation, we are sending a message that this type of illicit behavior is not accepted in our community."
 
Criminal complaints were filed today in Alameda County Superior Court and the suspects are scheduled to be arraigned in Oakland on May 6.

—By Bay City News
Ken Briggs May 04, 2014 at 02:07 PM
So what ese is new
Bob Hansen May 04, 2014 at 09:06 PM
The issue may be more of "slavery/human trafficking" than the massage business. But honestly, I don't trust Nancy O'Malley or any of her minions. She's only interested in convictions and not justice. I've heard her ADA's perjure themselves in court. She does not tolerate evidence that contradicts her "preconceived" opinions and refuses to even investigate exculpatory evidence. If she's after them, they must be innocent.
John Williams May 05, 2014 at 03:53 PM
Police are predators. Sex trafficking is not happening in massage parlors. It is happening in apartments. They are going for the easiest prey and payoff. The reason the war on fill in the blank will never work is because police are lazy and only attack when there is profit. Then they lie through heir teeth. The girls were never forced to provide sex to customers and the management never saw any of the tips. Not such a compelling story. They will have to work over the girls to make them provide false testimony in court. Where is the profit in solving real crime?
MICHELLE CLOWSER May 08, 2014 at 10:34 AM
From an actual San Lorenzo resident who has been here since I was born I commend all the law enforcement efforts to help us get rid of crime in our area. It took a lot of investigative work to make this happen and I appreciate all the effort to help make San Lorenzo a better place. San Lorenzo is saying no to crime and the alameda county sheriffs are doing more than their fair share as community members to help make that happen. So let me say "Great Job!"
Rub Maps June 19, 2014 at 09:01 PM
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