This was an open & shut case

KPD Huayan Yang (l.) Bao Chai Zhou (r.)
Huayan Yang (l.) Bao Chai Zhou (r.)


Local vice detectives, ever vigilant in their efforts to protect the township from nefarious activity, managed to shut down a Kearny Ave. “massage parlor” (i.e. prostitution operation) on the same day it opened, the KPD reports.

Police said the Royal Spa, on the 700 block of the avenue, was busted at 9:45 p.m., June 18, after one officer, posing as a customer, was offered a bit more than a back rub.

The Vice Unit had actually launched its investigation in April, when the spa reportedly began posting ads on a website used for promoting prostitution.

Included was info on hourly rates and “outcall services.” (No, we won’t give you the web address.)

On June 17, Vice learned that the business had completed the Board of Health application process and permits were being issued the following day.

Detectives made an appointment for the 18th.

Upon arriving, police said, one of the two officers was met by Huayan Yang, a.k.a “Judy,” who escorted him to a small room with a massage table, where he was introduced to Bao Chai Zhou, a/k/a “Lala,” and was told that an hour-long massage would cost $60. He paid the fee.

An actual massage began, but police said “Lala” then offered him oral sex for $100. “Judy” then came in and reportedly said, “I’ll do it for $40.” He paid the $40, but immediately called in his partner, and they arrested both women.

Police said the detectives seized $654 from “Judy” and $142 from “Lala.”

Yang and Zhou were charged with prostitution, promoting prostitution and maintaining a nuisance. In addition, the spa’s permits were revoked.

Because neither woman had a warrant, they were released on summonses.

Both suspects are from Flushing, Queens. Yang is 50 years old; Zhou is 61.

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