PHOENIXVILLE — Two women have been charged with prostitution after a search warrant was executed at a downtown Phoenixville massage parlor, police said.
Hui Chen, 27, and Yuxian Yang, 42, are facing prostitution charges after police say undercover detectives were allegedly solicited for sexual activity for cash by the employees.
Phoenixville Police Department's Drug and Vice Unit executed a search warrant for Tai Chi Gifts & Health Center, 8 S. Main St., Phoenixville, on Nov. 6 at 11:08 a.m., according to authorities.
The search warrant was the result of a weeks-long investigation into a report that the employees of the massage parlor were engaging in prostitution with customers.
During the course of the investigation, police say undercover detectives went to the establishment on three separate occasions and were solicited for sexual activity by the employees each time in exchange for cash.
Two of the the three employees who solicited the undercover detectives were located inside the massage parlor when the detectives served the search warrant on Nov. 6. The employees, Hui Chen and Yuxian Yang, were identified through their passports and arrested and charged with misdemeanor counts of prostitution, according to a release from Phoenixville Police.
Detectives searched the premises and seized a large amount of money, personal computers, cell phones, and condoms.
The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests may be forthcoming, police said.
Chen and Yang were remanded to Chester County Prison after they failed to post bail. A preliminary hearing on the charges is scheduled for Nov. 13 at 10:00 a.m.