ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Deputies charged four workers at four separate massage parlors with prostitution and solicitation after a widespread raid Wednesday afternoon.
"I live five minutes down the street, and I'm just absolutely shocked," said Evan Volz, who lives near one of the businesses where employees allegedly offered more-than-standard service.
The suspects are: Pel Chin, 45, a worker at Oriental Massage at 7117 Salem Road in Cincinnati; Zhang Cuimin, 46, of Eden Massage at 8431 Beechmont Avenue; Chunye Jiao, 49, an employee of Massage at 6089 Salem Road; and Cao Haiyan, 44, of USA Spa at 1969 8 Mile Road.
All four establishments declined to comment on the arrests. According to Volz and other neighbors, some of the parlors in question were not always recognizable as businesses -- they did not advertise or self-identify with outside signage and kept black curtains over their windows.
"(Prostitution) seems to be moving into more suburban areas," neighbor Dan Lape said. "Nobody's immune to it."
Lape added he believes if the women are convicted, the establishments at which they worked should be shut down and replaced.
According to a news release from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security assisted in raid, and the investigation remains ongoing.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office originally misidentified Chin's workplace as Well Being Massage, and that error was duplicated in this story. No Well Being workers were arrested Wednesday.