Police raid 2 massage parlors, arrest 5 women
Police raided two massage parlors in Lindenhurst and Hauppauge Friday and arrested five women suspected of prostitution.
Two of the suspects, Karla Melgar and Yanina Scaffini, both of Hicksville, were taken into custody at the Massage Therapy Group parlor in Lindenhurst, police say.
Melgar and Scaffini were both charged with two counts of prostitution. Malgar was also charged with promoting prostitution.
Authorities later raided the Relax Center in Hauppauge and arrested three women for prostitution and for performing massages without a license.
Ping Lu, Hui Jie Dou and Ying Hui Hang, all of Flushing, Queens, were charged with two counts of prostitution. Jie Dou and Hui Hang were also charged with unauthorized practice of a profession.