3 women arrested on prostitution charges at Norwalk spa

(Left to right:) Joo Yoon Kyung, Hye Kyong Newman, Soon Shin Chong (Photos provided by the Norwalk Police Dept.)

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.

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