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Police: Two Arrested In Undercover Milford Massage Parlor Sting

An employee and owner of Kung Fu Massage were arrested after the employee offered massage services to an undercover officer without a proper state license, according to police.

The Milford Police sting resulted in an employee was charged with engaging in massage therapy without proper license and the owner was charged with allowing an employee to perform massage services without a proper license. Credit: Patch file photo
The Milford Police sting resulted in an employee was charged with engaging in massage therapy without proper license and the owner was charged with allowing an employee to perform massage services without a proper license. Credit: Patch file photo

A Connecticut Post Mall massage parlor once again is in hot water after an undercover operation by Milford Police revealed at least one employee was offering services without a proper state license.

The same business, Kung Fu Massage, was one of several local parlors temporarily closed late last summer after investigators found they were in violation of state law.

Compliance Violations

According to Milford Police Public Information Officer Jeffrey Nielsen, last June the department made contact with massage parlors in the city as part of an "educational program informing the owners/representatives regarding new laws and regulations pertaining to their operations under Public Act 12-64."

Then, on Aug. 19, police investigators — in collaboration with the Milford Health Department and the Connecticut State Police — conducted a joint compliance check of massage establishments and massage therapists in the city.

"The operation resulted in violations being addressed in five establishments," Nielsen stated in a press release. "This compliance operation remained open with additional monitoring of these establishments."

'Sanitary Issues'

Then, on Jan. 24, Milford Health Department officials conducted an inspection of Kung Fu Massage after a complaint was received by the office regarding sanitary issues at the parlor.

During the visit, Nielsen said the investigators found that "none of the employees on scene had a valid state license to perform massage services."

"As a result of the violations, the business was closed until the violations were addressed," he stated, adding that city officials continued to monitor compliance efforts at the business.

Undercover Operation

As a follow up, members of the Milford Police Department conducted a compliance check on Feb. 26 at Kung Fu Massage, which used undercover police officers. 

"During the check, an employee offered to perform massage services to the undercover officer without the proper state license to do so," Nielsen said.

Employee, Owner Charged

As a result, the employee Guilan Guo, 52, of 38th Avenue in New York, N.Y. was charged with engaging in massage therapy without proper license. Guo was released on a $1,000 bond. 

In addition, the parlor's owner, Quiju Xia, 48, of 32nd Avenue in Flushing, N.Y. was charged with allowing an employee to perform massage services without a proper license. Xia was released of a $5,000 bond.

Both are scheduled to appear in Milford Superior Court on March 25.

Lou Sknt February 28, 2014 at 07:22 AM
What a non story I says. Really? Massage w/out a license? How much crime happens in that mall and we are worried about a non sexual massage without papers ? Give me a break! I may as well confess now- I put a water bottle in the regular trash; come and get me, MPD!!
Elise Lee February 28, 2014 at 09:28 AM
If this is illegal they should also be looking into the nail salons which offer massages. Like the one next to Michael's Crafts. You can pay for your nails and a massage as a package. I always questioned their license to perform these. Other salons give you a free 5 minute massage with your manicure.
Tmc February 28, 2014 at 10:15 PM
@Elise; you realize the sting was conducted to see if they offered a "happy ending" massage, don't you? Or maybe that happens in 5 minutes at nail salons all over Milford? *rolls eyes*
Elise Lee March 01, 2014 at 10:18 AM
Actually, they offer more than a 5 minute massage at the salon. I have paid the few bucks extra and have been taken into the back for a 1/2 massage, only to find that they didn't know what they were doing. They should be regulated, not just for "happy endings".
Tmc March 01, 2014 at 01:58 PM
no I know u can do longer than that, but the sting is specifically set up to catch massage places offering sexual favors for money. I don't think nail places offer that kind of service
tjc360 March 10, 2014 at 07:24 AM
I wonder how much that "operation" cost the tax payers?
Joe Ung March 20, 2014 at 04:14 PM
http://www.rubmaps.com has more listings of massage parlors that are still open.

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