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Spa City massage parlor shut down, prostitution charged

Spa City massage parlor shut down, prostitution charged

City police shut down a massage business Thursday and arrested two people they said were performing
Spa City massage parlor shut down, prostitution charged
Fengxiang Bai, left, and Guirong Peng.

City police shut down a massage business Thursday and arrested two people they said were performing massages without licenses.

One of the two was also charged with prostitution, police said.

The business operated at 58 Church St. under the name Happy Angel Spa. It was not affiliated with other businesses in the building.

Police began investigating the business in December, getting assistance from the state police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team.

The two individuals accused of performing massages on people without state licenses are Guirong Peng, 50, and Fengxiang Bai, 48, both of Flushing.

Both were charged with unauthorized practice, a felony. Peng also was charged with misdemeanor prostitution.

They were arraigned and ordered held in lieu of $7,500 bail.

Police credited community members with reporting the business and getting the investigation started.

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