HCPD nets 7 prostitution arrests in spa stings


    Jingyu Xu. (Credit: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

    Seven women are charged with prostitution after an undercover operation at a handful of massage parlors in Horry County.

    Horry County Police Dept.'s Narcotics and Vice Unit conducted an undercover prostitution operation Wednesday throughout the county, which targeted massage parlors and netted seven arrests.

    In each incident, according to the various reports, an undercover HCPD officer made an arrangement to exchange money for sexual acts.

    HCPD arrested the following women on prostitution charges:

    1. Pei Cai
    2. Weifen Chen
    3. Shuizhi Jin
    4. Pan Ruifang
    5. Yuqin Wang
    6. Baoping Wu
    7. Jingyu Xu

    "HCPD is committed to eliminating crime and reducing fear of crime in our community, HCPD spokesperson Makayla Moskov said. Through operations such as this one, we continue to work toward those goals."

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