• Oklahoma, Tulsa County authorities crack down on prostitution, illicit massage industry

    By: Sara Whaley


    TULSA, Okla. - The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office and Tulsa County District Attorney's Office announced a joint operation Friday involving the illicit massage industry.

    Authorities described the endeavor as Operation Velvet Fury.

    The task force discovered what they called vast networks and infrastructures involving prostitution at massage parlors including Relax Tulsa -- which was shut down.

    Authorities say the network moved through internet apps and spread to the several parlors involved.

    Six of eight people charged in the crackdown have been arrested and authorities say they will continue to target landlords who knew what was happening at the strip centers and did not act.

    This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

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