NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) — Three women have been arrested after police say an undercover officer was offered a sexual act for money at a Norwalk spa on Friday.
Officers obtained a search warrant after investigating complaints of prostitution at Nirvana Spa on Main Street, then ran the undercover operation.
Two women from Flushing, N.Y., 56-year-old Joo Yoon Kyung and 66-year-old Soon Shin Chong, are charged with third-degree promoting prostitution. The older woman is also charged with prostitution and practicing massage therapy without a licence.
Sixty-year-old Hye Kyong Newman of Commerce, Colo. is charged with permitting prostitution and second-degree promoting prostitution.
Each woman was held on $2,500 bond.
Authorities say Joo Yoon Kyung has been previously been arrested in New York on prostitution-related offenses. They say Hye Kyong Newman has previously been arrested on prostitution-related offenses in several states, including Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York.