Crime - Sacto 911

Massage parlor arrests made by Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies

Three women were arrested on suspicion of engaging in prostitution or prostitution-related charges at suspected illicit massage parlors in Sacramento County.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s Problem Oriented Policing team and north county patrol deputies conducted an undercover operation Thursday at several locations.

The investigation resulted in the arrests of Brianna Katz, 19, and Lauren Edwards, 25, at New York Massage, 1601 Fulton Ave., and Sumei Zhao, 56, at Elite Massage, 8121 Madison Ave.

The sheriff’s department said in a press release that the arrests of the three women are the beginning of a long process to combat illicit massage parlors.