Prostitution business fronted as a massage parlor, according to Cocke County sheriff

(Courtesy: Newport Plain Talk)

NEWPORT (WATE) – An arrest has been made after an undercover investigation into a massage parlor in Cocke County.

Cha Kim, 64, was arrested for imitation of a licensed professional and promotion of prostitution. Kim was an employee at Royal Therapy, located at 110 Highway 411. Her residence is listed as Colorado Springs, Colorado according to the Cocke County Sheriff’s office.

According to the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office, Royal Therapy was involved in prostitution and was fronting as a massage parlor. Officers seized massage tables, towels and furniture which they said were being used for the illegal sex operation. They also seized condoms as well as money as evidence.

Sheriff Armando Fontes reached out to Knox County Sheriff Office Sheriff JJ Jones for assistance as well as the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security in the investigation.

Kim was taken to the Cocke County Jail for processing.

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