Lansing spa owner, workers face prostitution charges
BY ROSEMARY SOBOL Staff Reporterfirstname.lastname@example.org September 10, 2011 4:12PM
Mugshot of Eun Kyung Clark, 42, of Highland, Indiana. She has been charged with keeping a place of prostitution, a felony, and violation of the massage licensing act. The Cook County Sheriff’s Police Vice Unit initiated an investigation into Clark’s business, Nabi Spa, located on the 17900 block of South Torrence in Lansing, after tips that patrons were receiving more than just massages. Photo archived September 10, 2011. | Cook County Sheriff's Police Photo
Updated: November 9, 2011 3:16PM
A Lansing spa offered clients more than just massages, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies arrested the owner of Nabi Spa and three women who work there on prostitution charges after a two-month undercover sting operation.
Owner Eun Kyung Clark, 42, of Highland, Ind., was ordered held on $20,000 bond Friday after she was charged with keeping a place of prostitution and violating the massage licensing act.
Three staffers at the spa in the 17900 block of South Torrence were charged with prostitution and conducting massages without a license, both misdemeanors.
The Sheriff’s Police Vice Unit initiated an investigation after receiving tips, sheriff’s police said Saturday.
Undercover sheriff’s officers learned employees of the spa regularly offered prostitution services to clients, who traveled from all over Illinois and Indiana to patronize the spa, sheriff’s police said.
Also arrested in Thursday’s sting were Kyoung Sil, 43, of Palo Alto, Calif.; Mi Jeong Kim, 44, and Mi Jin Lee, 40, both of Los Angeles.
They were released after posting $100 bond each, Cook County Sheriff’s Police said.