Two New York women were arrested Thursday on prostitution charges, according to the Sanford Police Department.
Xiaochao Gao, 34, and Um Kyung Ae, 56, both of Flushing, N.Y. are each charged with felony promoting prostitution by providing an establishment, felony conspiracy, misdemeanor aiding and abetting prostitution, and misdemeanor practicing massage therapy without a license.
Gao and Ae were charged around 10:30 a.m. Thursday after the Sanford Police Department’s narcotics division executed a search warrant at King Spa and Reflexology, 715 N. Horner Blvd., following a “several month long investigation.”
An SPD press release indicated the department had received complaints about prostitution at that location. Gao and Ae were jailed on $50,000 secured bond.
The incident marks the second prostitution bust in Sanford since August, when the owner of the Healthy Feet massage parlor at 340 Wilson Road was arrested on similar charges. SPD officials were not available Friday morning to say if the two operations had any connection.