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Water leak leads Saitama cops to Chinese massage parlor

The parlor is suspected to have offered sexual services in violation of the adult-entertainment law
The parlor is accused of offering sexual services in violation of the adult-entertainment law
TOKYO (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of the manager of a massage parlor in Omiya City featuring Chinese masseuses after a water leak raised suspicions about illegal activity, reports the Sankei Shimbun (July 30).

On Monday, officers raided the parlor, which is located on the fourth floor of a six-story building near JR Omiya Station, and discovered a 23-year-old Chinese national supplying sexual services to a 52-year-old male from Saitama City.

Officers took 36-year-old manager Akihiro Tanaka into custody for violating of the Law Regulating Adult Entertainment Businesses regarding prohibited business practices.

On May 14, a water leak originating on the fifth floor flooded the parlor. A maintenance team investigating the premises soon after discovered the space partitioned into small rooms with a selection of women’s underwear left behind. Investigators were then alerted about a possibly illegal business.

Tanaka has reportedly admitted to the allegations.