Police arrested two people Wednesday morning on suspicion of pimping and human trafficking in connection with massage parlors in Auburn and Nevada City.
Xiu Jie Feng, 48, was arrested on suspicion of pimping, pandering human trafficking and conspiracy, according to an Auburn Police Department news release.
Phillip Hudson, 56, was arrested on suspicion of pimping, pandering and conspiracy, according to police. Both subjects were booked into the Placer County Jail.
The release provided these details:
Police received information in January that suspicious activities were occurring at the Asian Massage Therapy & Foot in Auburn and the Oriental Health Therapy in Nevada City. The investigation that followed found that Feng co-owns and manages both businesses with Hudson.
Feng was the only person listed with a massage license at both businesses, but her license was found to be fraudulent.
Numerous violations were found as a result of the investigation, and a search warrant was issued for both businesses and another location in Auburn.
Contact The Bee’s Will Wright, (916) 321-1212.