Sidney business raided during human trafficking probe

by: Pierre Curi, Sydney Daily News

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SIDNEY, Ohio (WDTN) — A multi-agency raid has taken down a Sidney-area business for running an “illicit massage parlor.”

According to the Sidney Daily News, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on Monday at the Oasis Spa on the 520 block of Vandemark Road in Sidney.

While investigating a human trafficking case with Montgomery County authorities, Oasis Spa allegedly ran an illegal massage parlor at his Sidney business.

Many of these victims arrive in the country from Flushing, New York, or San Diego, California, according to Sheriff’s Office investigator Angie Jones. Once they enter the United States, they are usually held in an apartment of 10 to 15 girls and are eventually distributed to businesses across the United States.

Many victims working in massage parlors would live in the parlor and therefore would not leave the business.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office does not believe Oasis Spa’s illicit operations are related to any other Sidney businesses. The Oasis Spa was also reportedly listed on illicit websites where people would go to search for specific services.

No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 937-494-2117.

Stay with 2 News as this story develops.

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