Owner of massage parlor arrested for operating without a permit

By Khalida Sarwari

The owner of a massage parlor in Los Gatos was arrested on Thursday after authorities found the business was operating without a permit, according to police.

Ying Liu, 43, was arrested on a warrant following a police investigation into her parlor, Come and Go Foot Station.

Liu was booked into Santa Clara County jail on several charges, including practicing massage without a permit, allowing others to practice massage without a permit and not paying fees to the town, police said.

Los Gatos requires that the owner of a massage parlor apply for a permit through the Police Department in order to operate their business.

Although she did not have a massage permit, Liu still has ten days to appeal the charges, Capt. Alana Forrest said.

Six people who worked at the parlor did not have massage permits, but they were not arrested or cited because they are not responsible for the establishment, Forrest said.

On April 28, police arrested 36-year-old Shuangjie Hu, owner of Relaxing Massage, and her husband, Wiemin David Jie, 46, on suspicion of several violations, including genital exposure by a client, operating after approved business hours, massage without a permit, and prohibited signage.

Both were later released, but their massage permits were revoked. Hu also received a $12,000 citation.

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