Posted by 69News:.
Charges are pending against three Pocono area businesses suspected of promoting prostitution activities.
Investigators said a two-year, undercover investigation into the activities of the businesses, led to a simultaneous, early morning raid at three Pocono area massage parlors on Friday.
The businesses are registered as “massage parlors” but authorities said they were actively engaged in “the acts of prostitution.”
“This is a quality of life issue for our township and reflects the values, ethics and sentiments of our residents,” said Chief Kent J. Werkheiser.
“The message will be clear by these actions that the criminal act of prostitution will be dealt proactively by this department to ensure the residents’ expectations,” he concluded.
According to officials, the investigation was conducted with direct assistance from the Monroe County DA’s office.
Assisting with the search warrant included the Monroe County Adult Probation, PA Department of State and members of the Monroe County Detective Bureau.
Officials also said The Department of Homeland Security was also involved as some of the workers at Tokyo Spa were possibly undocumented aliens
Warrants will be available next week at Judge Olsen’s.
The businesses involved include:
Tokyo Spa (100 Rt. 611)American Dolls (15 Pocono Peddlers Village Rt, Tannersville, PA 18372)Affinity Massage (104 Shelleo Dr, Tannersville, PA 18372)