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Illegal Las Vegas brothel housed sex trafficking victims in small bed room, police suspect

Prostitution, brothels unlawful in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police suspect an unlawful brothel posing as a therapeutic massage business was housing sex trafficking victims from throughout the nation, the 8 News Now Investigators first reported Wednesday.

Lily A Reflexology is positioned on Tropicana Avenue and Jones Boulevard, based on business license information.

Wei Geng, the business proprietor, faces three counts of pandering, three counts of dwelling from the earnings of a prostitute and one cost of an act encouraging a brothel, information confirmed. Police beforehand arrested Geng on a cost of soliciting prostitution in 2019, nevertheless, there isn’t any felony case filed in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Police suspect Geng used a pretend identify to register the business. County information point out the license was filed in 2011. It is now marked as revoked.

Detectives stated their investigation into Wei started when a person complained to police that he went to get a therapeutic massage however was propositioned for “full service,” which police stated means sexual activity, for $150, paperwork stated.

Wei Geng, the business proprietor, faces three counts of pandering, three counts of dwelling from the earnings of a prostitute and one cost of an act encouraging a brothel, information confirmed. (LVMPD/KLAS)

Investigators discovered the business was working as an unlawful brothel, which they stated was “disguised” as a reflexology and therapeutic massage business.

As a part of the investigation, an undercover detective went to the business for a therapeutic massage. Police stated the ladies working on the business had been “all dressed in revealing clothing.”

“During the massage, [the detective] and the female agree on $200 for ‘full service,’ a common term for sexual intercourse,” police stated. “Detectives received the signal that an agreement for sex had been made and entered the business. Four female employees were detained and two male customers.”

Inside the unlawful brothel, police stated they discovered a room with 4 beds. Investigators suspect the room was sleeping quarters for girls sex trafficked to work on the business, they wrote in paperwork. Investigators stated in addition they discovered condoms and different sex-related gadgets.

Police suspect the ladies working on the unlawful brothel got here from New York and California and had no ties to Las Vegas, paperwork stated. All of their belongings had been discovered in the suspected dwelling quarters in the business.

Police arrested Geng following a site visitors cease on Nov. 12, information confirmed. Geng had stopped her automotive at an intersection “over the stop line with the front end of the vehicle protruding into [the] intersection,” prompting police to run her report the place they discovered the lively warrant, police stated.

Geng posted bond and was due in court docket on Dec. 13.

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