U.S. Attorney's Office takes over prostitution case

Meg Hilling
October 27, 2017 06:41 PM

FARMINGTON -- Two months after a prostitution bust at a massage parlor in the Four Corners, the case has now been turned over to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


The bust occurred on Aug. 29 at Massage Asia in Farmington. Located on Apache Drive, the bust came a day after an undercover state attorney general agent was reportedly solicited for sex by a female employee inside the parlor.

Returning with a warrant the next day, the owner and one female employee were taken into custody. They are now facing charges for promoting prostitution.

"It's pretty shocking, we have kids living here," next door neighbor Sam Lovato said. "It's shocking it is happening here in Farmington."

Since the bust, the investigation was transferred from the state Attorney General's Office to the federal office, which will not comment on ongoing cases.

A magistrate court is located directly across from the parlor and a preparatory school right up the road. Neither had any idea the bust had even occurred.

"Like since I have been living here, I haven't seen nothing at all, no," Lovato said.


Meg Hilling

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