Fairfax County Police have charged the owner and manager of a massage parlor in Springfield with three separate criminal counts, including pandering, in the latest incident at the Spring Spa.
Officers arrested Yon Cha on Oct. 20, following an undercover investigation of the Spring Spa, located on Backlick Road, and a search warrant conducted at her residence.
According to an affidavit filed by Det. J.E. Pittman of the Fairfax County Police, Narcotics Division, an undercover officer visited the spa on Oct. 19, and was offered sex in exchange for money during a massage. Police then arrested an employee of the spa, Eun Kim, and charged her with solicitation of prostitution, touching erogenous area and administrating a massage without a license.
Following that incident, police surveillance units followed Cha to her home and executed a search warrant there, where they found the money used by the officer during the undercover operation.
Further investigation revealed, according to the affidavit, "that none of the previous employees of the Spring Spa possessed the necessary license to perform a massage."
The incident last week was the latest in a string of police action surrounding the Spring Spa.
Dating back to March, police have conducted several undercover operations at the parlor, and Cha has been arrested on three other occasions and charged with both administrating a massage without a license and allowing an unlicensed massage. According to police, multiple other employees of the Spring Spa have been arrested previously and charged with the same offense.
The three most recent charges, according to police documents, for Cha are pandering — which is soliciting clients for prostitution — maintaining a common nuisance, and allowing an unlicensed massage.