4 Anaheim Massage Parlors and a Private Spa Cough Up $54,176 in Fines After Inspections

Four massage parlors and a private spa/spa rental business in Anaheim were rubbed the wrong way earlier this month by city police, who along with other agencies conducted inspections to see if prostitution, human trafficking or labor law violations were occurring.

California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and Employment Development Department personnel issued fines totaling $54,176 to the establishments for state employment and labor law violations, according to Sgt. Bob Dunn, the Anaheim Police spokesman.

The joints and fines are:

Neptune's Lagoons, 2784 W. Ball Road, $13, 676
Calm Sea Spa, 1665 S. Brookhurst St., $13,500
Heavenly Spa, 1205 S. Western Ave., $15,000
Sunset Spa, 3340 W. Ball Road. #E,  $9,000
Knott Aromatherapy, 135 S. Knott Ave., $3,000

Besides the two mentioned state agencies, Anaheim Police were joined in the April 3 operation by officers from the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force and Anaheim Code Enforcement, Dunn said.

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