An employee inside a massage parlor is busted again and accused of prostitution.
Owasso Police served a search warrant at Asian Massage last week and arrested Xiufen “Ruth” Han, 47. Reports show she was arrested last November at the same named business in Jenks.
The problem has been spreading in Tulsa and into the suburbs.
FOX23’s Abbie Alford reports on why people are not tolerating this type of business in Owasso.
The doors are locked and the place is gutted.
Employees at neighboring businesses say Asian Massage set up shop in the strip mall in the 12300 block of E.86th Street North in Owasso.
It appears it is the same named business, same suspect who did the same thing when the business got busted in Jenks.
It makes many wonder how long will it take this time for Asian Massage to open up in another Tulsa suburb.
Asian Massage has been all the talk at Phillips 66 convenience store.
"In the last couple of weeks they have been noticing a lot of people going in and out, in and out, and people would question what is going on? I was concerned too but I didn't know what was going on,” says convenience store owner Sunny Ramella.
Owasso Police say they got an anonymous tip.
"There was just the allegation that there was prostitution going on in that place," says Owasso Deputy Police Chief Scott Chambless.
Officers followed up with a search warrant and arrested Han for two counts of prostitution.
"We had suspicions about the prostitution ring going on over there but we don't know exactly what was going on," says Ramella.
Police put out the word on Facebook.
"This is first incident that we have investigated in a very long time and we hope that it remains an isolated issue here," says Chambless.
Detectives are continuing to investigate so for now they’re not saying what they found inside the massage business or if others are working with Han.
Reports show Han was arrested in an Asian Massage business in Jenks in November. That same month Owasso’s Asian Massage announced its grand opening on Backpage.com.
As far as investigators know Han’s home is wherever the massage parlor is located.
"We don't know exactly what her residence was but we listed her address as the massage parlor as her residence but that doesn't mean, that is part of the investigation as well," says Chambless.
Meantime, Ramella hopes this is the last he sees of this type of business in Owasso.
"It's good that they busted it early and this is something we don't want to happen in this town because we see this city as a city of character," says Ramella.
Court records show the day after Han was arrested she bonded out on two counts of prostitution each count has a $500 scheduled bond
Prostitution in massage parlors is not the only concern. The issue of sex slavery and exploitation of women are real problems in country and Green Country is not immune.
"These individuals are not just prostitutes but victims forced into prostitution,” says Oklahomans Against Trafficking of Humans (OATH) Mark Elam. "This is real modern day slavery human trafficking happening right here in our suburbs and our great neighborhoods and cities."
Elam says until there’s a safe haven for women who are believed to be connected to human trafficking women will speak up and tell their story. He says those women are victims and need to be rescued and the pimps need to be arrested.