Massage parlor prostitution and bribery arrests made
Thursday, October 18, 2012
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Recently, the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office Regulatory Enforcement Unit (REU) and the Harris County Sheriff’s Department Vice Unit conducted a joint operation targeting an unlicensed massage establishment in northeast Harris county.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Department vice Unit filed 2 counts of Prostitution on one of the females at the illicit business. The Regulatory Enforcement Unit arrested the manager for allegedly Operating an Unlicensed Massage Parlor. During an interview with Defendant Lan Phan, she allegedly offered to give the investigators cash money to release her from custody. An additional Felony charge of Bribery was filed against her.
During the inspection a total of $2,454.00 cash was seized after the investigation revealed the currency was proceeds from illegal activities.
Defendant: Lan T Phan 10/06/1964
Charge: Prostitution – (2 Misdemeanor Counts)
Bond: $5000.00 each
Charge: Bribery – (2nd Degree Felony)
Defendant: Thu Ha Thi Tran 11/25/1969
Charge: Operating an Unlicensed Massage Parlor (Class B Misdemeanor)
For more information regarding Human Trafficking, please contact the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable Regulatory Enforcement Unit 281-401-6306 or visit our website at www.cd4.hctx.net or FreeTheCaptivesHouston.com