(WWJ) Multiple arrests were made this week at a Macomb Township massage business accused of selling sex.
The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Enforcement Team (S.E.T.) on Wednesday served a search warrant at Relax Spa Massage on Hayes Rd. at 21 Mile Rd.
Acting on a tip, S.E.T began investigating the business — managed by a Shelby Township woman, with three female employees — over allegations it was operating as a house of prostitution.
Throughout the investigation, undercover detectives entered the business on several occasions and "were propositioned for sexual acts by the women who worked there," according to the sheriff's office. The manager, was present at the business and accepting money for services, officials said.
With help from U.S. Homeland Security and Macomb Area Computer Enforcement (M.A.C.E.), S.E.T. raided both the parlor and the manager's Shelby Twp. home, uncovering ledgers and documents, as well as cash.
In total, more than $110,000 was seized from both locations.
The business had no clients at the time the warrant was served, officials said, but four women were taken into custody for prostitution-related crimes — including the manager.
This incident was presented to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office and
charges were issued against two of the employees.
Shu-Juan Liu, 58, and Feng Xiang Tu, 59, both of Sterling Heights, are each charged with one misdemeanor count of Prostitution/Accosting and Soliciting.
The manager was released pending further investigation, and no charges were authorized against the third employee.