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Manager charged in alleged massage prostitution ring

October 26, 2021 GMT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A Grants Pass woman is accused of running an illicit massage business.

The Josephine County District Attorney’s Office charged Wei Zhang, 58, with a one felony count of promoting prostitution, The Mail Tribune reported.

Documents filed Monday in Josephine County Circuit Court accuse her of operating and maintaining “a prostitution enterprise” at Silk Road Massage in Grants Pass for more than two and a half years.

Police claim that Zhang caused “several females to engage in prostitution,“ and that she took a cut of the money paid for sexual acts.

Zhang was arrested Thursday during a raid involving multiple police task forces, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

She was released Friday after posting $25,000 bail, jail and court records show. It wasn’t immediately known if she has a lawyer to comment on the case.

Another person was cited for prostitution and released on Thursday, police said. In addition, an alleged customer at the business at the time was found to have a U.S. Marshals Service warrant for arrest and was being held in the Josephine County Jail, police said.