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Two more illegal massage parlors raided in Bridgeport

Published 5:34 pm, Friday, January 4, 2013
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BRIDGEPORT -- Police busted two illegal massage parlors Thursday, making five arrests, just two weeks after they shut down 10 parlors across the city.

"When we first shut them down, we told the operators of these businesses we would be monitoring activity and would make arrests if they illegally reopened," said Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr. "These businesses didn't heed our warning."

Police raided Chate'au, at 2662 Fairfield Ave., and Kay's Hong Kong, 604 North Ave. which were shuttered on Dec. 20 with eight other parlors under a state law and city ordinance that regulate massage parlors and massage therapists.

Police said the parlors have been acting as fronts for prostitution.

At Kay's Hong Kong, police arrested manager Kumyob Dunford-Harris, 63, Chun Hee Hwang, 49, whose home addresses were listed as the spa, and Bok Duk Park, 48, of Flushing NY. Investigators found Park naked inside a room with a 76-year-old Westport man, who also was naked, police said.

Hwang was found in a room with a 48-year-old Cheshire man.

The Westport and Cheshire men, who were not identified, were not arrested by police.

At Chate'au, police said they found a naked 64-year-old Ansonia man. Manager Fengstan Han, 44, and Jaejui Hwang, 42, were arrested. Both apparently lived at the spa. The Ansonia man was not arrested.