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Three women were arrested for soliciting sex acts for money at three different Santa Clarita massage parlors Tuesday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

Detectives from the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Taskforce partnered with inspectors from the city of Santa Clarita and investigators from the California Employment Development Department to conduct investigations at the three Santa Clarita massage businesses.

The investigations, which included agents operating in an undercover capacity, were initiated in response to complaints from the community that commercial sex acts were being committed at some of the massage businesses.

At each of the three locations, deputies posing as customers were solicited by employees of the massage parlors to exchange money for sex acts.

During Tuesdayโ€™s operation, three adult females (one suspect from each location) were arrested for solicitation charges.

The names of the businesses and the suspects were not immediately released.

Inspectors from the city of Santa Clarita inspected the locations for building code violations.

Investigators from the state EDD reviewed the businesses for compliance with state employment regulations.

Task Force members checked the businesses for indicators related to either sex or labor trafficking.

The comprehensive investigation is ongoing.

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145 Comments

  1. Mandy Day Mandy Day says:

    Sounds like harmless fun

  2. Me love you long time… Sorry, I was left unsupervised. Lol

    • This kind of joke only perpetuates stereotypes, and sometimes, racism. When you say something offensive, without thinking it might be offensive, it is time to check your privilege. *smh*

  3. I need the addresses for these parlors… for science purposes…

  4. Demi McGraw Demi McGraw says:

    Makayla McGraw remember?? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  5. Kari Suarez Kari Suarez says:

    Karl Myers table showers

  6. What in awesometown!?!?!

  7. Ryan Michaud Ryan Michaud says:

    Kyle Erickson well so much for massage therapy

  8. Nelson Cox Nelson Cox says:

    This news rubs me the wrong way.

  9. Oh man… guess I’m out of a job! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Jeff France Jeff France says:

    Looks like I’m driving to the Valley! Dammit!

  11. Happy ending ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  12. dennis says:

    There just mad because they made them pay lmao no more freebies 711 big gulps is all you got coming lmao now thats funny i dont care what you say thats funny lol!!!

  13. Damn it, Alex Porlier! Now we gotta find a new massage parlor:(

  14. Oh AWESOME TOWN what is happening to you???
    Lol..

  15. We need to know the name of those massage places because sometimes we go to those places without knowing, at least for our safety

  16. What places !!!????
    I put my face down on some of those massage tables
    ๐Ÿ˜ซ

  17. Jamie Kuykendall lmfaoooo they haven’t released which ones but I bet the one we went to is one of them! Hahahhaha

  18. Danny Bedra Danny Bedra says:

    Awesome town just keeps getting more awesome ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  19. Massage with a happy ending ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  20. Dan Aird Dan Aird says:

    Great. Now I’m gunna have to go to the valley to get a decent massage.

  21. Not a happy ending… not today!

  22. Two dolla make ya holla!!!

  23. Jina Younan-youpania guess I’m out of a job now

  24. I want to make sure I never go to these places, so I need the names, addresses, hours of operation, and if there are ATMs nearby.

  25. Myk Halibut Myk Halibut says:

    So what were they going wrong.?

  26. This is NO JOKE and it’s not funny. I can site all sorts of specific reasons that it isn’t “harmless”, but let’s stick with bringing crime to every street corner in the SCV, near schools. Disease. The destruction of families. I have more. It’s not cute and it isn’t harmless. Reseda, and Northridge, all over the SFV are crawling with these places. They sell sex. Most of them. They get caught and move to another place and start over. Men go in there with the intention of this type of activity. They bring $cash$ tips… and when they are done, they give you an ice cold bottle of water. There are websites that share names and graphic details of this criminal enterprise. Don’t you wonder why the windows are dark or covered and it isn’t doing a brisk housewife business? They stay open past closing time for other businesses (restaurants and sometimes past bars).

  27. Richard says:

    Awesome Town is Valencia! The zip codes for these places are in Canyon Country and Newhall. Just facts.

  28. Certified massage therapists do not work in these places.

  29. Somewhere around 25000 block of Peachland

  30. Craig Buelna Craig Buelna says:

    Just want to know does this story have a Happy ending ? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜œ

  31. Rebecca Williams Janet Lynn Binger Mary Chacon

  32. Jessica Hernandez i wonder which place

  33. Steph Petri Steph Petri says:

    Brian Petri rub & tug lol

  34. Its the massage parlor behind 711 on Soledad and sierra highway, was at toppers last night and saw the cops over their

  35. Chris Cruz Chris Cruz says:

    Roberto Flores Josh Ahmad ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  36. Diana Fortin Diana Fortin says:

    Release the names and addresses. It’s public record.

  37. Is there an update to the adresses

  38. I wonder if they had a happy ending ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  39. Tandy Bichon Tandy Bichon says:

    China foot massage by army’s?oh no!

  40. Rachel Todd Rachel Todd says:

    Were they arrested before, or after these services were paid for? I’d hate to pay for something and not receive it.

  41. Kurt Buck Kurt Buck says:

    I’m sure the cops got off before arresting them. Who’s NAP was violated? Go find some real crime to chase down.

  42. Not so happy ending for them!

  43. Keep it classy SCV๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  44. Dave Murrell Dave Murrell says:

    Keith Elledge was this the jeep lady

  45. Alex Snow says:

    SEX WORK IS HONEST LABOR.

  46. Tony Ressler Tony Ressler says:

    Best 2 dollars I ever spent!

  47. Carlos G. Castillo Jorge’s place ๐Ÿ˜‚

  48. Dylan John Robertson Calderon

  49. Noooooo stop it ๐Ÿ‘ฎ!!! This is all we have since we have no Redlight district, dance clubs or a huge AMC theater complex.. we have nothing here.

  50. Sonia Quiles now I know why u go there

  51. …and just for safety reasons, young, and strong mens work there too??

  52. ๐Ÿ˜ณ massage beaucoup good?

  53. GR says:

    What if that’s the part you paid to get the message on? Just saying.

  54. Its about time, those rub and tugs are on every corner and no one seems to care as long as the families in the community don’t have to hear about it.

  55. There’s a massage parlor at every corner from Valencia to Canyon Country, what do you expect, we don’t have that many knotted up people out here.

  56. Jason Curtis Jason Curtis says:

    I moved juuuuuust in time!!

  57. I’m positive one is by the liquor store on Valencia Blvd in the same center as the 99 cent store. That place has been there forever. Who really cares they aren’t hurting anyone. If a man chooses to go there and get those services it’s his choice. There’s more serious crime out here than this nonsense.

  58. This HARDly qualifies as news. See what I did there? Huh? Huh?

  59. Danica Riner Danica Riner says:

    The sick jokes I see posted here by men are disgusting! A lot of these women are sex slaves. Don’t you get that. I hope you can emathize and think of your own kids and imagine if they had to do that for pay. I think the attitude would shift. SCV is not the same and its sad to see a nice town go so far down.

  60. David Tawney I knew it!

  61. Kristina Lee Kristina Lee says:

    YemiAvanaKersti #awesometown

  62. Why can I never find these places until after they’ve been raided!?!?!๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคญ

  63. K says:

    what about all the men who go there. They should be arrested too. This is a double standard and it’s really not a laughing matter. These men’s names should be posted so we can see who the other half of the crime is. Just make it medal and be done with it. Then the sex trafficking part will be harder to maintain with a good old burocracy running it. But before that, why are only the women arrested – get the men too.

  64. R says:

    Trafficked sex workers are young, and would be advertised on the usual channels. These are middle-aged Chinese women offering “happy endings” in exchange for tips. You would have to shutdown every massage business in town to eradicate this kind of behavior. Furthermore not every person patronizing these places is engaged in this behavior. These women are victims but not in the way being alluded to here. Not a single human trafficking arrest will result from this.

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