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Sopi’s Spa in Cudahy scene of 20 arrests in prostitution sting operation

A Cudahy massage parlor was the scene of twenty different arrests by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Bureau’s Vice Detail and East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station’s Special Problem Team on Thursday and Friday.

A sting operation was conducted at Sopi’s Spa, 7503 Atlantic Avenue, Cudahy, and arrested 20 men ranging in ages of 25 to 40 years-old.

Sheriff’s officials said that the arrests were made for Soliciting an Act of Prostitution or Loitering for Prostitution.

One male was additionally charged with outstanding warrants totaling $40,000.

All of the males were issued citations and released from the location.

The men arrested are residents of Cudahy and neighboring cities of Vernon and Los Angeles.

The operation included the service of a search warrant where detectives seized items associated with prostitution. Additionally, the operation included what is described as a “take over,” whereby deputies operated the massage parlor for two days using undercover deputies who were solicited by male “clients” for acts of prostitution.

The investigation is ongoing and being handled by Major Crimes Bureau.

–Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Major Crime Bureau

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