Prosecutors: Women charged $40-$60 for 'inappropriate' massages
WITI / Milwaukee County
Li Wang, Xiaoye Wan, Qiuying Zaho

By Katie DeLong, WITI

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Initial court appearances were scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 23 for three women arrested in connection with a prostitution bust at Asian Massage near 92nd Street and Greenfield Avenue in West Allis.

Charges were filed Dec. 23 against Li Wang, 59, of Milwaukee, who prosecutors said was the manager of the massage parlor, Xiaoye Wan, 44, of West Allis, and Qiuying Zhao, 42, of West Allis. Each of the women faces one count of prostitution - sexual contact. Wang faces an additional charge of keeping a place of prostitution.

According to a criminal complaint, undercover agents visited Asian Massage on Aug. 20, where one was greeted by Wang, and was charged $60 for a one-hour massage. During the massage, the complaint said Wang offered to touch the man inappropriately for $60 more. The agent said he needed to go.

A second agent was greeted by Wan, and who offered to touch him inappropriately for $40 more, the complaint said. The agent said he had to go.

A third was greeted by Zhao on Sept. 17, and during the massage, the complaint said there was a discussion about the possibility of inappropriate touching, and how much it would cost. The complaint said the undercover agent offered to pay $5, and Zhao “began to laugh.” The agent said he had $10, and Zhao replied, “No, $60,” according to the complaint. The agent said that was too much, and the massage ended.

West Allis police announced this bust on Saturday, Jan. 18. At that time, a nearby business owner said he witnessed unusual activity at the massage parlor for several years and said he was surprised it wasn’t shut down sooner.

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