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Massage Parlor Employees Cited for Solicitation of Prostitution

Goleta Locations Visited by Undercover Detectives During Sting Operation


Santa Barbara county and Goleta city officials cited four people at two massage parlors last week after undercover detectives were solicited for sex during an ongoing sting operation.

At New Life Day Spa in the 5600 block of Calle Real, 52-year-old Ling Zhang was cited and released for solicitation of prostitution and 54-year-old Guilan Wang was cited for multiple labor code violations. At Total Relax Massage in the 5700 block of Hollister Avenue, 53-year-old Guo Ping Huang was cited and released for solicitation of prostitution and 52-year-old Lanqing Absher was cited for multiple labor code violations.

The search warrants were carried out by the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Bureau with assistance from the District Attorney’s Office, City of Goleta Code Enforcement, and California’s Employment Development Department.

“If you have information regarding criminal activity at these massage parlors or other similar types of businesses,” said Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover in a prepared statement, “you are asked to call the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Bureau at (805) 681-4175 or you can leave an anonymous tip at (805) 681-4171.”

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