Two Women Arrested During Massage Parlor Raid

RONKONKOMA – New Peony Spa, 285 Portion Road / Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at approximately 3 p.m.

Suffolk County Police today arrested two women during a massage parlor raid conducted in Ronkonkoma.

In response to numerous community complaints, Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers, Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives, Suffolk County Police Criminal Intelligence detectives, U.S. Homeland Security officers and Town of Brookhaven Code Enforcement officers conducted an investigation into illegal activities at New Peony Spa, located at 285 Portion Road.

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\The following women were arrested at approximately 3 p.m. and charged with Unauthorized Practice of a Profession, a Class E Felony under the New York State Education Law and Prostitution under the New York State Penal Law:

· Li Guimei, 52, of Flushing

· Bai Yueting, 55, of Flushing

An investigation by a Town of Brookhaven Building Inspector, Town of Brookhaven Code Enforcement officers and a Town of Brookhaven Fire Marshal revealed numerous occupancy and town code violations.  The investigation is continuing.

The women are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 8.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Case Number: RF/1800