Kent Police release names, addresses of massage parlors

Businesses busted as alleged prostitution fronts

Kent Police on Tuesday released the names and addresses of the 18 massage parlors that the city shut down last week for violating city and state licensing requirements and allegedly serving as fronts for prostitution.

Nine of the massage parlors are in the Valley, six on the East Hill and three on the West Hill, said Kent Police Cmdr. Rob Scholl in an email.

During a several-months investigation, it was discovered that while many of these businesses advertise for massages, their real purpose is to engage in prostitution, according to a police media release. In addition, these businesses utilize employees who are not licensed by the state, fail to follow regulations to protect the health and privacy of patrons and fail to properly post licenses, according to police.

In addition to shutting the businesses down, the city has charged or is considering filing criminal charges against massage parlor owners and employees for crimes relating to licensing violations as well as prostitution.

The list of closed massage parlors:

• Green Tree Spa

414 W Meeker St

• Yaya Massage (aka Sasa Massage)

24228 104 Ave SE

• Guerison Naturelle (aka Tranquil Aromatherapy)

24204 104 Ave SE

• XB Massage

25441 104 Ave SE

• High Hills Body Care

320 E Meeker St

• Lili Spa (aka Oriental Spa)

134 Washington Ave N

• Crystal Massage (AKA Blue Harbor Massage Center)

10830 SE Kent-Kangley Rd

• Lily Massage (aka Fantasy Massage)

1048 W James St

• Body Craft

18122 East Valley Hwy S

• Ai Massage

18119 East Valley Hwy S

• E-Spa

519 Central Ave S

• 8-Spa

8459 S 212 St

• Tropical Spa

1601 W Meeker St

• Suncoast Spa

26650 Pacific Hwy S

• Tai Ji Massage

25616 Pacific Hwy S

• LH Footcare

23301 Pacific Hwy S

• Lucky Massage

21018 108 Ave SE

• Perfect Massage

10700 SE 208 St

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