Pismo police bust three for prostitution

June 17, 2010

A police sting operation led to three people being arrested Wednesday in Pismo Beach on charges relating to prostitution.

Law enforcement officers from Pismo Beach and Grover Beach posed as potential customers at various massage parlors advertised in the Five Cities Area.

The China Massage Parlor, 1321 Price Street, Pismo Beach, was found to be conducting illegal prostitution activity.  Yang Xiao, 45, of Pismo Beach, was arrested and booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail for prostitution. Dexia Li, 50, of Pismo Beach, was also arrested at the scene for supervising a prostitution operation.

Lan Da Chong, 44, was also arrested for prostitution at the Motel 6 after she allegedly placed an ad on Craig’s List. Chong was also booked into County Jail.


22 Comments

  1. asthecrowphlies says:

    wow ! so much drama Saveslocounty i grew up in the inner city projects . i have seen and lived in the bottom of the bottom of humanity . i’m thankful for parents that wanted something better for their children , i understand your drama . i went back to work at the preschool and later as a big brother there for awhile , your right nothing has changed . nothing will change unless we change the laws and can control this activity . once legal we can control the who / what / where / when / etc .for example , we can zone it so it is not even in your town or neighborhood like no medical pot or only loud bars downtown or tattoo parlors ( only two allowed in slo ) . if you think keeping things the way they are will keep it out of slo county your wrong it’s already here just not the way it is in the city . please do not stick your head in the sand .

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    • Saveslocounty says:

      You may listen the facts you seem interested in and I shall do the same. We have a nice community without the “bottom of humanity” as you have put it and for that I am greatful. The laws on the topic seem adequate and the enforcement seems appropriate in my opinion. Your suggestion to change the laws should be your responsibility to bring forth to legislatures as I am not the one complaining. I am well aware that there are many crimes and behaviors ongoing inside peoples house that I may not approve of. That doesn’t mean my head is in the sand but reasonable in understanding the limitations of enforcement. This case was a commercial house of prostitution in our community operating out of a business. The police can and did solve that problem and I am still greatful for their hard work.

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  2. mkaney says:

    Cindy you’re right this is a morality issue and the only crime here is that these people were arrested.

    SaveSLO.. you stated “Sorry to disagree but I hate to see the moral fabric of our sociey slip further away.” But that’s the point! If someone doesn’t look at this as immoral then making it legal would not be a slippery slope, it wouldn’t even be an issue.

    Karl Marx described marriage in a capitalist society as prostitution. I’m not saying I agree but if you are against prostitution, it is pretty dubious to give a stamp of approval to long-term sex for money contracts (some marriages) because it was sanctified in a ceremony… in fact I’d say that’s pretty holier-than-thou.

    If you are worried about street-walkers and crime, then you have to understand that making something illegal doesn’t make it go away, it just turns a lot more people into victims. In a free and legal market, there would be a lot less problems in these people’s lives and they would have a lot more choices about how to organize the selling of their services. Can you cite me any sort of evidence that this hasn’t worked in Sweden? My research thus far has shown the opposite to be true. Although the methodology has been critcized, a 2005 survey showed that Sweden had the lowest number of positive respondents to a question about whether someone has paid for sex.

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    • Saveslocounty says:

      I am not sure how I became holier than thou because I believe in marriage. I have studied, with interest, the sociolgy of Sweden. The studies I have read concluded that the legalization of prostitution and drugs has led to a huge burden from drug addition and shifted costs to socially provided medical care. The control of STD’s had increased which was the oposite intent of legalization. While we may disagree, I appreciate your civility.

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      • asthecrowphlies says:

        it does seem your are acting really really HOLIER THAN THOU , sorry . i don’t think yours or anybody else’s marriage has anything to do with what consenting adults do . you mention a swedish study followed by your conclusions on drugs and medical care like they are directly related . you follow up with ” The control of STD’s had increased which was the oposite intent of legalization ” which is not true for those european countries where legal / capita compared to other industrialized countries . in fact the increase in STDs in America are with teens and BABY BOOMERS . please , you have a right to your opinions but not the facts . While we may disagree, I appreciate your civility.

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  3. Cindy says:

    Unless someone is engaged in this activity against their will or is underage, I consider it a victimless crime. This is all about morality issues that people want to foist on others. This stuff doesn’t belong on the the streets. Craigs list is a good alternative. I think we should legalize prostitution, regulate it, license the providers, require medical checks and tax it. What goes on behind closed doors between consenting adults isn’t any of our business, apart from the fact that it is a business and the income should be taxable. These acts are going on around us 24/7 , who cares if someone paid or not? Some people will tell you that we all pay one way or another, anyway! (joking on last sentence)

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    • asthecrowphlies says:

      thank you for the excellent post . if you pay a woman to have sex it is illegal , but if you pay that same
      woman to have sex for the purpose of making a porn movie it is legal .

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      • PaulJones says:

        Interesting, you’re correct, both women and men are paid to have intercourse on film for resale but they can’t pay each other to keep it private. Larry Flint should have challenged prostitution back while he was gaining the rights for the porno industry.

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    • Saveslocounty says:

      I wonder who would control the sex industry if legalized? Sorry to disagree but I hate to see the moral fabric of our sociey slip further away. The large cash generated from will lure good people into a cheesy industry which will draw in younger and younger entertainers. They recruit from the college campuses and in many cases the money is more appealing then the eduction and those people sucked into it aresome of the victims. I had a friend that was in the porm industry for ten years and it is filled with more corruption then one would image. Oh and yes, the porno industry is filled with illegal drug use which has lead to the untimely death of many of their “stars.” I am greatful for the Pismo Beach Police Department is keeping this illegal behavior out of our community.

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      • Cindy says:

        It isn’t our job to play the morality police. I find it bizarre that we would chase adults around wanting to know if it’s free or if they paid. What’s really outrageous is when the female cops dress up like street walkers and actually entice men to make an offer and then arrest them and send to classes where they are demeaned for “exploiting woman”! Any police department that has time to play on the streets looking for men that they can sexually entice has too many officers employed.
        We are a very foolish society.

        As for : “Oh and yes, the porno industry is filled with illegal drug use which has lead to the untimely death of many of their “stars.” I am greatful for the Pismo Beach Police Department is keeping this illegal behavior out of our community.” – It’s already legal, like someone pointed out, it’s Ok to pay someone to perform for the public on film, it’s just not OK to pay someone to keep it private!

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        • Saveslocounty says:

          I moved from a place that had street walking prostitutes and drug dealers standing on the corners which was filled with violence and the susequent closing of business because the mainstay of the population won’t go to that part of town. There are plenty of victims of urban blight and to let the Central Coast deteriorate into a mini LA would be a shame. The “let’s make everything legal” attitude has failed miserabley in Sweden so why would we think it would work here. Sorry, I have no problem living by certain standards and having an orderly society. I enjoy walking down the street without being approached by prostitutes and living the highest standard of life offered in California. Otherwise, I could go back to LA or move to Fresno and buy myself a new gun for protection.

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          • asthecrowphlies says:

            wow ! so much drama Saveslocounty i grew up in the inner city projects . i have seen and lived in the bottom of the bottom of humanity . i’m thankful for parents that wanted something better for their children , i understand your drama . i went back to work at the preschool and later as a big brother there for awhile , your right nothing has changed . nothing will change unless we change the laws and can control this activity . once legal we can control the who / what / where / when / etc .for example , we can zone it so it is not even in your town or neighborhood like no medical pot or only loud bars downtown or tattoo parlors ( only two allowed in slo ) . if you think keeping things the way they are will keep it out of slo county your wrong it’s already here just not the way it is in the city . please do not stick your head in the sand .

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          • Cindy says:

            When we make it legal, we take it off the streets. There will be no reason to street walk anymore if it’s legal, particularly with the internet being used for contacts. Prostitutes can then make choices without jumping into a car or going off into dark alleys where they get murdered or abused with no legal recourse. Same thing when it comes to pimps, they will become a thing of the past as they will be the ones working for the woman rather than the woman working for them. I also don’t believe that prostitution causes drug use, I think it’s the other way around. Many of those woman are HIV infected and won’t be able to pass a medical exam. They will be put out of business as John’s will be able to ask for their gov issued medical cards. We could zone areas where the business is allowed, probably the same places where we allow porn shops, tattoo parlors and head shops.

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      • asthecrowphlies says:

        as you know i wrote ” i do not condom this stuff on so mini levels ” lol and i respect your opinion and agree there are big down sides , but isn’t this just the same argument for dropping out of college for a music / basketball ( go lakers !! ) / football etc career with the SAME pitfalls , so for this post , is it our job to tell others what to do or say or is right .

        the only exception would be with me to my kids ……….. as cindy would say hahahahahaha !

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  4. asthecrowphlies says:

    i do not condom this stuff on so mini levels and i have never been to a prostitute , but if safe sex is
    practiced , who’s the victim ?

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    • slojo says:

      asthecrowphiles……OMG, you are the victim, please proof read your post before you hit submit.

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      • asthecrowphlies says:

        slojo ………. OMG , your right I’m the victim , i didn’t proof read i don’t have prefect grammar or
        spelling so i’m not allowed to post here , no body could understand my post i’m so evil and you are so prefect and i am so luck to have you belittle my post i guess i’m gong to have to run out and find a prostitute now !!!

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      • Cindy says:

        Hhahaha gotta admit that when I first saw, “i do not condom ” , considering the story line, I thought I was reading into a Freudian slip. That was pretty funny.

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      • hardyharhar says:

        Does the CROWPHILE? Or does the CROWPHLIE? SLOJO…proof your post plz!

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    • ApathyWillKillYou says:

      Perhaps you should consider ‘CONDOM this stuff’ since prostitution is usually not considered the very SAFEST of SEX!

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  5. Al says:

    Good one bluemule…. ;~)

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  6. bluemule says:

    Nice to read a story with a Happy Ending.

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