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Updated: October 30, pm. The suspect, Yajing Li, 52, who police say is the manager of the Attleboro Family Bodyworks on Route 1, appeared in Attleboro District Court for arraignment Monday but the proceeding was postponed to Friday so a state-hired Mandarin Chinese translator could be scheduled. Police allege Yajing was operating a brothel out of the business, located in a plaza near Cumberland Avenue.
Two Asian women working at the business were not arrested. Police say they also lived at the business and ate meals there.
One of the women allegedly fondled the genitals of an undercover officer after massaging his backside and legs for about 40 minutes. According to a police report, the investigation began earlier this summer when a year-old Attleboro Falls man complained that he was fondled during a massage. Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, was charged last year with soliciting sex at a spa in Jupiter, Fla.
Last month, prosecutors dropped the charges after a court ruled videotaped evidence could not be used during trial.
In South Attleboro, police detectives and federal Homeland Security Investigations agents executed a search warrant shortly before a. Friday at the Attleboro Family Bodyworks and arrested Yajing.
She faces charges of keeping a house of prostitution, which carries a maximum two-year jail sentence. She also faces a charge of deriving support from prostitution, which has a penalty of five years in prison.
During a brief interview in court, Yajing, of Chestnut St. However, she denied operating a business for prostitution. Following the raid, Yajing declined to speak to police and a Mandarin-speaking federal agent, but the other two women spoke to investigators. One of them, a year-old Chinese native and resident of Flushing, N. The other woman denied taking money for sex but admitted that customers touched her body.
Both told police they were not expected to perform sex acts but gave a portion of their earnings to Yajing, according to the report. Detective Lt. Timothy Cook Jr. They were offered social services but declined, he said. Cook said it was common for women who work in these businesses to be kept isolated to avoid making any connections and for the business to avoid detection by law enforcement.
They are frequently moved from site to site to site. Police say the business used two phone s, including one on a website called skipthegames.
The phone was listed on several other allegedly posted on websites associated with prostitution. The phone was registered out of Flushing, N. Inspectors from various city departments responded to the business Friday and allegedly found electrical and other violations that prevent the business from reopening, according to Lt. Up. Log In. Purchase a Subscription.
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