Seattle Police have raided a Madison Park nail salon and a South Seattle home after receiving complaints about a possible prostitution operation.
According to search warrants, detectives began surveillance on the Lavender Beauty Salon and Spa on 29th and Madison in mid-October after they were contacted about “the number of males frequenting the business.”
The warrant says one male detective "has been inside of a nail salon before and knows the smell of nail salons and nail polish. The Lavender Beauty Salon and Spa did not have the smell of any kind of nail treatments." Police also searched online escort review sites for information on the spa. Here's one:
Your budget will not get you the best looking girls in town but Lavender which was just talked about is worth a try. $50/hr. Cheapest I am aware of.
Detectives and an informant made several trips to the business for massages while undercover and were offered $10 hand jobs and oral sex (price unspecified) by the staff, who documents identified as "Asian." According to documents, one spa employee told an undercover officers "no full service, hand job only" while another asked "me do?” while making a wang-stroking gesture.
Although the warrant indicates detectives received 30-minute massages, they "came up with a ruse" to avoid a happy ending.
The warrant does not specify what ruses the officers used, but feel free to let your imagination run wild.
Recently, several members of an alleged Seattle-area prostitution ring were indicted on federal charges, and Seattle police raided another salon on Aurora last August.
Prosecutors say the salon's owner, Kristine Nguyen, was arrested on November 14th, but charges have not yet been filed. Nguyen could not be reached for comment.