Authorities Arrest Massage Parlor Owner In Prostitution Case
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Authorities arrested the owner of a massage parlor in connection with a prostitution case in Nashville.
Metro Nashville Police along with Franklin Police executed a search warrant at a home on Valor Court in Franklin on Thursday morning.
Authorities arrested 41-year-old Peng He, who owns Golden Massage at 2109 Abbott Martin Road in Green Hills, which was one of four massage parlors in Nashville that were raided on February 10.
Police said three of the women who were arrested in the Golden Massage raid for prostitution were found sleeping on mattresses inside He's home. He will face sex trafficking, promoting prostitution, and other charges.
Police raided Golden Massage along with Daily Massage on N. Gallatin Pike; ABC Massage on Franklin Pike; and Acupressure Treatment Center on 4th Avenue South after police received numerous tips that the businesses were fronts for prostitution rings.
"We won't stop with these four. Obviously if we receive information regarding any of these businesses across the county, you know, it will be a relentless pursuit in this same type of manner," said Mike Alexander with Metro Police said in February.
Officials with the Metro Nashville Police charged three women with felony charges of promoting prostitution, and seven others with prostitution.
Detectives are continuing to investigate whether the seven women charged with prostitution, who are of Chinese descent, were being trafficked to work in massage businesses.
He was booked on $500,000 bond.