An employee at a spa in Anderson County offered a sexual act to a Sheriff’s Department investigator in exchange for money during an undercover prostitution investigation on Tuesday, authorities said.
Two women from Duluth, Ga., were arrested and charged with prostitution offenses, Anderson County Sheriff Paul White said in a Wednesday afternoon press release.
The investigation at the recently opened “spa” called King Accupressure on Andersonville Highway started after the Sheriff’s Department was notified by the Law Director’s Office, White said. The investigation led Sheriff’s Department officials to believe that prostitution activity was occurring, White said.
An undercover operation was conducted Tuesday, and an employee of the business offered a sexual act to an investigator in exchange for money, the sheriff said.
Young Hwa Park, 56, of Duluth, Ga., was charged with prostitution, and she was released on bond from the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton, White said.
Chong Kim, 68, also of Duluth, Ga., has been charged with promoting prostitution, and she remained jailed on Wednesday afternoon. Her bond has been set at $10,000, White said.
The sheriff said the business license for King Accupressure was seized as it was fraudulently obtained.
“In addition, it was learned the landlords of the property were unaware of the true nature of the business as it had been misrepresented to them as well,” White said. “Quick work by investigators from the Sheriff’s Special Operations Unit resulted in two arrests and an unlawful business closed shortly after opening. Our thanks to District Attorney Dave Clark and Law Director Jay Yeager for their assistance in this case.”
White said more information will be released when it is available.