News release - 12/20/2013

Published 12/20/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Massage Parlor Compliance Operation/Solicitation Arrests
DATE/TIME: 12-20-13, 1000
LOCATION: Victoria Oriential Massage @ 144 Deodar Avenue, Oxnard
Gentle Care @ 1200 North Ventura Road #A, Oxnard
Jade Spa @ 2720 South Ventura Road, Oxnard
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT(S): So Hyan Baek, 55 year old Oxnard resident
Marjorie Rivas, 27 year old Van Nuys resident
Young Shin, 44 year old Los Angeles resident
PREPARED BY: Sgt. Charles Woodruff
Detective James Langford - 805-385-7638


On 12/20/13, detectives from the Oxnard Police Department's Narcotic and Vice unit conducted massage parlor compliance examinations throughout the City of Oxnard.  This was done with the assistance of the Ventura County District Attorney's office.  Police had received multiple complaints about these specific locations.  The complaints referred to the solicitation of sex and employees of the massage parlors possibly being under 18 years of age. 

The detectives responded to the above listed locations in Oxnard.  Through today's operation, three adults were arrested for Penal Code section 647(b) - Solicitation.  If convicted, each person faces up to thirty days in jail, 3 years probation, and a fine. 

The Oxnard Police Department takes complaints about this activity seriously and encourages those with information to contact detectives.  The Department will conduct more enforcement details like these in the near future to ensure the businesses are operating in compliance with the law.  If you have any information on illegal activity such as this in the City of Oxnard and you want to remain anonymous, contact our hotline at (805) 982-7084. 


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