INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis police, firefighters, code enforcement and thehealth department raided 13 parlors Monday morning looking forillegal activity and other violations.
Scroll below the story to see a list of the massage parlorstargeted by the raids.
Authorities didn’t make any arrests in Monday's sweep,but they did issue 73 violations.
"In one place they found rodent droppings," said Katie Bannon,Indianapolis Code Enforcement.
In five of the raided parlors, officials found evidence thewomen were living there, which police say is very common.
"The living conditions are not up to standards and theyshouldn't be in there in the first place living there in a businesssetting," said Lt. Jeff Duhamell, IMPD.
The goal of the multi-agency sweep was to eventually shut downillegitimate businesses.
Police said many times the women who work at the massageparlors are forced to offer sex for money.
"The women who work in these illegitimate massage parlors arehuman trafficked into the country," Bannon said.
"A lot of them come in out of New York. They stay about a monthand they keep moving them," said Lt. Duhamell.
Code enforcement also said most of the raided massage parlorsand its workers are not licensed to practice in the state.
The massage parlors raided include:
- DX Spa/Relax Oriental, 5135 S Emerson Ave, Suite H
- Asian Deep Tissue Massage/Southside Acupuncture & Wellness DT Massage, 7210 Madison Ave
- Relax Oriental Massage, 7321 US 31 South
- Swan Day Spa, 7624 S Meridian St # 4
- Bing's Spa,7802 Brookville Rd
- Massage Center,1645 N Shadeland
- Relaxation Asian Massage, 8145 E 30th St
- Bella Spa Asian Massage, 5632 W Washington St
- Jade Heart Body Maintenance, 6345 Rockville Rd
- Asian Therapy Massage/Asian Health Center, 5440 W 86th St
- Asian Massage, 7003 E 38th St, Ste D
- Paradise Asian Massage Center, 2060 E 54th St, #10
- Chinese Therapeutic Massage, 2825 E 96th St (2805 E 96th St, Ste D)
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