Three women were charged with prostitution after they tried to perform sexual acts on undercover police officers during a sting at three Crystal Lake spas.
Changjuan He, 53, of San Gabriel, California, Qianyu Warren, 32, of Woodstock, and Soon D. Kim, 60, Flushing, New York, were each charged with one count of prostitution, a Class A misdemeanor.
The Crystal Lake Police Department Investigations Unit conducted undercover operations on Monday and Wednesday at JJ’s Massage, 5899 Northwest Highway, Crystal Spa, 386 West Virginia Street, and Infinity Day Spa, 435 Angela Lane, according to Deputy Chief Thomas Kotlowski.
All three businesses were suspected of operating as day spas or massage facilities without a valid city permit. Police also received complaints that these businesses may be engaging in criminal activity, Kotlowski said.
Undercover officers posed as customers at the three businesses, which each provided massage therapy services without a valid city permit. Kotlowski said that Warren, He and Kim also attempted to engage in sexual acts with the undercover officers in exchange for payment.
“All three subjects were found to not have a valid Illinois Massage License as required. Additional violations of City Ordinances pertaining to business permit violations were also cited,” Kotlowski said.
The three women were arrested and charged. All three were released from custody after posting 10 percent of their $1,500 bond. They are scheduled to appear in court on July 2.
Police said that there was no evidence of human trafficking. The investigation is ongoing with the Crystal Lake Building and Zoning Division for numerous building code violations, police said.