Police raid massage parlors
February 18, 2012
A sweep of nine massage parlors located in San Luis Obispo County failed to produce any arrests for prostitution amidst numerous complaints from concerned residents. [Tribune]
Paso Robles police and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents checked the immigration status of the employees at five massage shops in Paso Robles. At one shop, officers discovered lacey negligees, hand sanitizer, baby oil and mouth wash, but no evidence of prostitution.
In other shops, it appeared some of the employees were illegally living on the premises. Owners were warned of the violation, but not cited.
In an unusual move, Paso Robles police allowed Tribune photographers and reporters to cover a post-enforcement briefing other members of the media were not informed of.
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies and ICE agents preformed similar sweeps at two massage businesses in Atascadero, one in Nipomo and one in Los Osos.