9 arrested in Louisiana sex trafficking, prostitution sting

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LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested nine people in connection with a 17-month long investigation into a sex trafficking and prostitution ring operating at several massage parlors in Lafayette.

Those arrested are:

Xiaoping Xu

Prostitution by massage (2 counts)
Lianxiu Li

Prostitution by massage (2 counts)
Zhao Chen

Pandering
Keeping a disorderly place
Operating a place of prostitution
Pingjuan Xia

Pandering (2 counts)
Xufang Ou

Pandering (4 counts)
Human trafficking
Renjie Jang

Pandering (2 counts)
Operating a place of prostitution
Houqin Tang

Pandering
Keeping a disorderly place
Operating a place of prostitution
Yuan Yuan Huang

Prostitution by massage (2 counts)
Chang Su

Operating a place of prostitution
Pandering
Five businesses in the parish were part of the investigation, the sheriff’s office says. They are:

Golden Spa on Industrial Parkway
Angel Massage on Kaliste Saloom Road
AA+ Massage on Ridge Road
Asian Spa on Ambassador Caffery
Harmony Zen Spa on Ambassador Caffery
Detectives also reportedly seized about $50,000 in cash, five vehicles, a large amount of jewelry, and business goods.

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