5 rescued from human trafficking; 7 arrested on multiple charges following massage parlor raids in Franklin

An investigation led to the execution of six search warrants at two businesses and four apartments this morning in Franklin. Seven people are under arrest, five people have been taken in and are being assisted by End Slavery Tennessee, six vehicles and nearly $100,000 in cash has been seized.

An in-depth investigation, prompted by citizen complaints, into suspicious activity at the Oriental Massage Center located at 400 Sugartree Lane led to today’s operation. The owner, Guoku Hu, owns a second massage parlor in Franklin, Capital Chinese Foot Spa Massage at 4149 Mallory Lane. Significant prostitution activity and other violations were uncovered at both locations during detailed surveillance operations.

Details of arrestees and their charges are featured below:

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Also charged: Yan Feng Wang (Photo not available) | Date of Birth: 09/18/1982 | 938 Cook’s Court Brentwood, TN 37027 | Impersonation of a Licensed Professional | Bond: $25k | Court Date: 03/12/2015

“Franklin is a special place and we intend to keep it that way,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Anyone who thinks they can come here and set up this type of operation better think again. Our officers and detectives will continue to be aggressive in cracking down on prostitution, patronizing prostitution, and other crimes that impact our quality of life.”

Homeland Security, the FBI, TBI, the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, and End Slavery Tennessee all assisted with today’s operation. This investigation is far from over, and additional charges are expected.

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