VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Four people were arrested as a result of search warrants executed against four Virginia Beach massage parlors Thursday.
According to police, Tiehu Cai, Wang Daoju, Haihong Li and Juan Fu were part of an alleged human trafficking operation running out of a business chain called Massage.
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) executed search warrants at businesses located at:
- 1143 Independence Boulevard
- 1581 General Booth Boulevard #103
- 4676 Princess Anne Road #130
- 5277 Princess Anne Road #323
Cai was charged with maintaining or frequenting a bawdy place, using a vehicle to promote prostitution and pandering, pimping or receiving money from a prostitute. On September 11, Cai was found guilty of using a vehicle to promote prostitution and pandering, and the charge of frequenting a bawdy place was nolle prossed. He was sentenced to 90 days in prison.
Daoju was charged with solicitation for prostitution and maintaining or frequenting a bawdy place.
Li was charged with prostitution, adultery or fornication for money and maintaining or frequenting a bawdy place.
Fu was charged with maintaining or frequenting a bawdy place and using a vehicle to promote prostitution.
Li has a trial date set for August 14; Cai’s preliminary hearing took place on August 9; Fu has a trial set for September 11 and Daoju has a trial set for August 14.
Appearing in Virginia Beach Circuit Court on August 13, Cai pleaded guilty to all charges. Her sentencing is set for November 4.
Haihong and Daoju both pleaded guilty to all charges. Haihong was sentenced to 60 days behind bars with two years of probation, while Daoju was also sentenced to 60 days.
All four have been denied bond.