Fox 4 confronts Cape massage parlor about prostitution arrest
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CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The sign out front says "walks-in welcome" but when Fox 4 went into the Sunshine Asian Massage on Cape Coral Parkway East in Cape Coral, we were unwelcome.
"Do you sell sex here?" asked Fox 4 reporter Gabrielle Sarann to an employee, who came to the reception area. "Sorry, my English no good," she said.
A week ago, Cape Coral police arrested one of the massage parlor's employees, 54-year-old Yungui Chang, for prostitution. An undercover officer says Chang offered him sexual favors for money. She's out of jail on a $500 bond..
"Where is Yungui Chang?" Saran asked the same employee. The employee wouldn't answer. She only talked about services offered, "If you like massage, we do your head neck, lower back and reflexology, feet," she explained.
But whenever Sarann asked her about sex, "Sorry, I don't know English," she replied.
The woman suddenly claimed a communication problem, "English, no good," she claimed another time. And again, "You do English too much," she said "I don't know."
Off camera, Jay, who said he's the vice president of the business, also wouldn't answer questions about whether Chang sold sex. He said if Chang did, she'd never tell him.
At Wine and Roses Italian Restaurant two doors down, the owner is talking about the arrest at the massage parlor.
"It's a bad image for downtown," said Jeff Radke.
But even he's unsure what really goes on behind the closed doors.
"I've known a couple of people that went there," said Radke. "They say they've had a great massage. Other than that, whether they got sex or not, I don't know."
The employee at the Sunshine Asian Massage says she knows. She seemed to understand enough English, at one point, to deny anything other than massages go on there.
"Have you ever sold sex here?" asked Sarann again. "No, no, no," she said. "I promise you, we don't do [that]."
Jay says Chang went back to New York and will return for her next court date on June 18.