The owner of an Inver Grove Heights massage outlet is accused of using the business for prostitution.
Xueyan Wang, 40, of Inver Grove Heights, was charged Monday in Dakota County District Court in Hastings with four felonies — two counts each of second-degree promoting prostitution and second-degree prostitution receiving profit. Wang was arrested Friday while police were executing a search warrant at the business, which is in the Arbor Pointe strip mall off Concord Boulevard and northeast of Minnesota In March, Inver Grove police began an investigation into Herb Spa after officers learned of customer reviews on a website that gives information about illegal services at massage businesses.
The reviews for Herb Spa began in and described sexual acts that were performed, the masseuse that performed them and cost.
The business had no age, the front door was locked at all times and customers were required to ring a doorbell to gain entry. During the investigation, officers stopped two men on two separate occasions after they left Herb Spa. Both men said they had paid women working at the business to perform sexual acts on them.
Neither of the women were Wang, the men said. Police surveillance was conducted on the business and showed that Wang and women working at the business appeared to be living there. Wang made multiple runs to and from Minneapolis-St.
There were no traditional massage tables, and beds were on wood crates on the floor. One woman said she was from California and had been working at the business since February. She said she paid Wang rent and that Wang kept half the profit she made from services she provided.
Wang went shopping to provide groceries and toiletries, the woman said. Wang was arrested when she walked into the business carrying bags of groceries. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. By Nick Ferraro nferraro pioneerpress.
Xueyan Wang, 40, of Inver Grove Heights, was booked into Dakota County jail on Friday, July 19, while police were executing a search warrant on her massage business. According to a criminal complaint:.