AG massage parlor shut down after prostitution allegations

A massage business in Arroyo Grande closed this week after investigators arrested two women on suspicion of prostitution.

Mei-Hua Massage at 116 South Halcyon Road closed Tuesday after a two-month investigation led police to arrest Arroyo Grande residents Na Niu, 46, and Nuanyu Weng, 41, on suspicion of prostitution. Both women were booked at County Jail Tuesday on the misdemeanor charge and released the same day on a promise to appear, according to Arroyo Grande police and sheriff’s officials.

Police said they began investigating the business several months ago after receiving complaints about suspicious activity there. During the investigation an undercover detective was reportedly solicited twice to engage in prostitution or lewd sex acts, police said.

The business was shut down Wednesday and had been open since November of 2006, police said.

Police said they suspect there had been prostitution at the business since December of 2006 and are considering filing city municipal violations.

Jack Chen, 37, of Paso Robles, had a valid business license for Mei-Hua Massage and Nui had a permit to work as a massage therapist, but Weng did not, police said.

- Leslie Parrilla