9 arrested in Lafayette sex trafficking, prostitution sting

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LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested nine people in connection with a 17-month long investigation into a sex trafficking and prostitution ring operating at several massage parlors in Lafayette.

Those arrested are:

Xiaoping Xu
-Prostitution by massage (2 counts)

Lianxiu Li
-Prostitution by massage (2 counts)

Zhao Chen
-Pandering
-Keeping a disorderly place
-Operating a place of prostitution

Pingjuan Xia
-Pandering (2 counts)

Xufang Ou
-Pandering (4 counts)
-Human trafficking

Renjie Jang
-Pandering (2 counts)
-Operating a place of prostitution

Houqin Tang
-Pandering
-Keeping a disorderly place
-Operating a place of prostitution

Yuan Yuan Huang
-Prostitution by massage (2 counts)

Chang Su
-Operating a place of prostitution
-Pandering

Five businesses in the parish were part of the investigation. They are:

-Golden Spa on Industrial Parkway
-Angel Massage on Kaliste Saloom Road
-AA+ Massage on Ridge Road
-Asian Spa on Ambassador Caffery
-Harmony Zen Spa on Ambassador Caffery

Detectives also reportedly seized about $50,000 in cash, five vehicles, a large amount of jewelry, and business goods.

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