One man and five women face prostitution charges as a result of a police-led raid on Beijing Spa of Zionsville and Dove Spa of Carmel Wednesday morning.
A Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force, along with several area police agencies, participated in the investigation which began in August 2012 after investigators received anonymous tips of possible sexual activity inside. Police announced the results of the investigation at a news conference Wednesday afternoon
Fishers resident Lu Wang, 50, was accused of running a prostitution ring through Dove and Beijing spas and faces charges of promoting prostitution, according to the task force.
“The significance of this case is we were able to get to the top of the person that was actually writing the checks, the person actually controlling the business,” said Major Aaron Dietz, commander of the Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force.
Five women who worked at both spas were arrested: Jinna Luan, 52, for promoting prostitution; Hui Xiao, 40, Min Yu, 43, and Toby Hou,23, for prostitution and Aiqin Yu, 40 on two counts of prostitution. All women live in Carmel except Min Yu, who lives in Fishers, and Aiqin Yu, who lives in Zionsville. Yajie Liu, 55, of Carmel has been charged with prostitution and was still at large Thursday.
After searching both businesses and three homes leased by Wang and Laun, two cars and $250,000, including $210,000 in cash, were seized.
Beijing Spa is at 12115 N Michigan Rd. and Dove Spa at 715 S. Range Line Rd. Both were shut down by investigators.