Troy Massage Parlor Workers Face Prostitution Charges; Owner Could Lose License
Recovery Spa owner Ok Suk An could lose her Massage Facility License after Troy Police revealed multiple ordinance violations at her Troy massage parlor.
Sterling Heights resident Ok Suk An, owner of Recovery Spa in Troy, is scheduled to appear at a hearing for the revocation of her Massage Facility License during Monday's Troy City Council meeting after an investigation by Troy Police uncovered multiple ordinance violations at the massage parlor.
"There have been arrests for prostitution and an ongoing investigation of the licensed massage parlor, for which their license was suspended pending council review on Jan. 9," said Officer Andy Breidenich, public information officer for the Troy Police Department.
"We are planning a more detailed release next week in conjunction with the council's review of the business license."
Ok Suk An was charged with providing a location for illegal purposes, and two employees have been charged with prostitution, Breidenich said.
On Friday, Troy City Manager John Szerlag, Police Chief Gary Mayer and Capt. Keith Frye sent a memorandum to the mayor and city council, which reads in part:
"On or about Oct. 24, 2011, the Troy Police Department received a tip indicating that employees at the Recovery Spa were performing sexual acts for money during business hours at that location. Further investigation substantiated this information. A covert investigation was initiated. The investigation reveal that illegal acts were committed by employees of The Recovery Spa. Investigators executed a search warrant on Nov. 14, 2011, and found numerous ordinance violations pertaining to the licensed establishment. Appropriate citations were issued and warrants were sought. Three people await the outcome of the judicial process."
Szerlag and city administrators have authorized the immediate suspension of the Massage Facility License for Recovery Spa based on several ordinance violations, including an ordinance requiring the business' license be prominantly displayed, an ordinance requiring rates to be posted "in a location available to all prospective customers" and an ordinance prohibiting employees from exposing his or her sexual or genital parts, or any portion thereof, to any other person or exposing the sexual or genital parts, or any portions thereof, of any other person.
Ok Suk An will appear before council Monday at 7:30 p.m.