District Attorney Press Release

 

THREE MASSAGE PARLORS BUSTED

 IN GREENBURGH AND WHITE PLAINS

 

  

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced the arrests of Hu Ai-Hua, (DOB 6/17/60) of 138-35 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, New York, Xuan Zhenai aka Sheena, (DOB 5/20/65) of 143-17 38th Avenue, Flushing, New York and Cha Young Sook aka Kim (DOB 3/10/68) of 143-40 Sanford Avenue, Flushing, New York on one count of Unauthorized Practice, a class “E” Felony and one count of Prostitution in the Fourth Degree, a class “B” Misdemeanor.

 

In addition Pan Yim Ping aka Penny, (DOB 10/15/60) of 144-30 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, New York was arrested on one count of Unauthorized Practice, a class “E” Felony and one count of Promoting Prostitution in the Fourth Degree, a class “A” Misdemeanor.

 

This is the second part of sweep that netted a total of nine arrests and closed four establishments in the last week.

 

Last night, Investigators from the Westchester County District Attorney’s office, along with the White Plains Police, the Town of Greenburgh Police, and the New York City Police Department raided three Massage Parlors, the Harmony Body Works located at 211 Central Avenue, White Plains, the Sung Health Spa located at 791 Central Avenue, Greenburgh and the Village Acupuncture, located at 277 Tarrytown Road, Greenburgh.

 

Over the period of about three months from August, 2006 to November, 2006, the four defendants offered massages which they were not licensed by the State of New York to perform and engaged or offered to engage in sexual conduct with another person in return for a fee.

 

All four will be arraigned today in either White Plains City Court or the Town of Greenburgh Court.

 

The “E” Felony carries a maximum of four years in state prison.

 

Assistant District Attorney Steven Vandervelden, Chief of the Organized Crime and Criminal Enterprise Bureau, and Assistant District Attorney Mary Anne Liebowitz will prosecute the case.

 

 

In compliance with Disciplinary Rule 7-107A of the Code of

Professional Responsibility, you are advised that a charge is

merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed

innocent until and unless proven guilty.