CHARLOTTE COUNTY (SNN TV) Jan. 20, 2023 - This is not the happy ending they had in mind. Four women were arrested in Charlotte County for performing illegal sex acts at Suncoast massage parlors.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office conducted an undercover investigation into "massage parlors"  targeting prostitution and potential human trafficking in our community. The businesses that were targeted were identified after the sheriff‘s office received numerous tips regarding criminal activity taking place there. Many of these businesses are fronts for illegal prostitution operations.

Qiangwei Dong (01-08-1974)

Dong has been charged 5 times since October 7th, 2022, for various charges at Calla Massage massage parlor located at 2191 Tamiami Trail, Unit B, Port Charlotte. These charges include battery on customers, engaging in prostitution, and unlicensed activity. During this operation, Dong now faces an additional charge of ENGAGE COMMIT OFFER LEWDNESS 1ST OFF.

Health Department Violations: Unlicensed activity, sexual misconduct, criminal charges, employees living on site, aiding and abetting, resulting in a failed inspection of the business.

Ru Shui Dan (12-06-1971) was charged with ENGAGE COMMIT OFFER LEWDNESS 1ST OFF and was placed under arrest at Tai Chi Massage Parlor, located at 3524 Tamiami Trl. Suite 5, Port Charlotte.

Health Department Violations: Unlicensed activity, sexual misconduct, criminal charges, employees living on site, aiding and abetting, resulting in a failed inspection of the business.

Shan Qin (12-07-1957) was charged with ENGAGE COMMIT OFFER LEWDNESS 1ST OFF X2 and placed under arrest at Lotus Massage Parlor, located at 3860 Tamiami Trl. Unit A, Port Charlotte.

Health Department Violations: Unlicensed activity, sexual misconduct, criminal charges, employees living on site, aiding and abetting, resulting in a failed inspection of the business.

Liu Longju (10-07-1974) was charged with ENGAGE COMMIT OFFER LEWDNESS 1ST OFF and Mispresent Self as Licensed Masseur and placed under arrest at Golden Massage located at 2605 Unit K, Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.

Health Department Violations: Unlicensed activity, sexual misconduct, criminal charges, employees living on site, aiding and abetting, resulting in a failed inspection of the business.

This operation was conducted due to tips and several complaints coming into the sheriff’s office in reference to these businesses. Moving toward with our goal to eradicate illegal activity and human trafficking, the FBI assisted and conducted interviews with these woman in the event there was human trafficking taking place within Charlotte County. The Health Department also received complaints about these businesses and their investigation netted numerous violations and charges.

Any questions regarding health code violations, please refer to the Florida Department of Health.