Three Surfside Beach massage parlors busted for prostitution
Surfside Beach, S.C. (WPDE) —
Police conducted an undercover operation at Surfside Beach massage parlors after complaints about prostitution-related activity and four people were arrested, according to a news release.
The Surfside Beach Police Department and the Horry County Police Department conducted the operation yesterday, June 29, and arrests were made at three parlors.
- Liu Huna Min, 54, of Little River, and David Li, 55, of Little River, were both arrested at Sunrise Massage. Both were charged with "prostitution and prostitution-related offenses," the release said.
- Yingshu Li, 51, of Flushing, New York, was arrested at Palm Massage for prostitution.
- Su Guixiang, 57, of Surfside Beach, was arrested for prostitution at Juns Therapeutic Massage, the release said.
Surfiside Beach's interim Police Chief, Kenneth Hofmann said these arrests should "send a clear message."
"Surfside Beach is The Family Beach. This activity is not legal or welcome here. It undermines our values as a community and only serve to attract a criminal element that corrodes our quality of life and safety," Hofmann said.
He also went on to say that these investigations do not end with these arrests.
"We will continue to investigate these businesses through criminal laws, town codes and fire laws until it's just not worth it to stay," he said.