COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – Agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit and members of the United States Secret Service Northern District of Ohio Task Force arrested multiple individuals connected to a long-term commercial sex investigation. As a result of the investigation, 16 search warrants were executed in seven counties throughout northern Ohio.
In 2017, agents received complaints about possible illegal activity taking place in massage parlors. The two-year investigation revealed a group of individuals involved in an illegal commercial sex enterprise.
“We will not turn a blind eye to criminal enterprises, such as this one,” said Major Gary Allen, OIU commander. “We will continue to work with our partners to hold those accountable for their roles in commercial sex businesses.”
Last week, the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted the following people on counts of Promoting Prostitution – Jia Yue Dong, 42, Cui Rong Chen, 44, Fei Wang, 41, and Yan Wang, 41, all of Brunswick; Chengqiang Yu, 48, of North Royalton; and Robert Swartz, 50, of Copley. The Medina County Grand Jury indicted Yulian Fu, 50, of North Royalton, on the same charge.
“These parlors were illegally operating throughout multiple communities, including four here in Cuyahoga County,” said Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley. “I commend the multiple agencies involved who helped put an end to this criminal activity.”
The search warrants were executed at the following locations:
JC Relaxing, Inc., also known as Relax Massage, 3321 Center Road, Brunswick
Hua Nan Massage (formerly SJ Relax, Inc.), 4004 Milan Road, Unit A, Perkins Township
Robust Asian Massage, LLC, 16360 Pearl Road, Strongsville
SC Relax, Inc., 14403 Pearl Road, Strongsville
Sunny H. Reflex, Inc., 7914 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights
Relax, Inc., 1211 West Main Street, Kent
Lucky Jade, LLC., 2747 Medina Road, Medina
Ming Relax, Inc., 4000 Oberlin Avenue, Unit 2, Lorain
Bamboo Relaxing Massage, Inc., 2522 Cleveland Road, Unit A; Wooster
W&D Relax, Inc.,1523 Lexington Avenue, Unit A, Mansfield
Sun GR Reflect, Inc., 17456 Lorain Avenue, Unit A, Cleveland
Sun GR Reflect, Inc., 26761 Royalton Road, Columbia Station
Posh Massage, Inc., 37300 Detroit Road, Avon
1299 Old Eagle Drive #M5, Brunswick
1287 Old Eagle Drive # 109, Brunswick
411 Plymouth Court, Brunswick.
Interpreters from the FBI and the Secret Service assisted with the search warrants. Victim service organizations were on scene.