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Four charged in East Tennessee prostitution sting

Knoxville News-Sentinel • Jul 8, 2014 at 12:12 PM

SEYMOUR — Three women and one man were arrested Monday at a massage parlor on Chapman Highway in Sevier County, authorities said.

Arrested and charged with promoting prostitution and impersonation of a licensed professional was Yuan Hong Hua, 47, Cui Ying, 40, and Bai Jin Shum, 54, all of Sevier County. Ricky Wilcox, 57, Clarksville, was arrested and charged with patronizing prostitution, according to a Sevier County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The raid occurred after an undercover operation at Royal Spa in Seymour revealed the women were charging patrons for sexual acts and also did not possess valid massage therapist licenses in Tennessee, officials said.

Our partners at the Knoxville News-Sentinel have more on the arrests.

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