CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER
MARBLE FALL — Investigators closed a massage parlor and arrested two female suspects on prostitution charges after underage clients reported they were touched “sexually” while receiving a massage, according to a Marble Falls Police Department report.
The incidents were first reported to MFPD the afternoon of March 15 and involved Enjoy Parlor, located in a strip mall in the 1100 block of U.S 281.
“Officers responded and met two young gentlemen,” Marble Falls Police Capt. Glenn Hanson said.
The alleged victims, who were acquainted with one another, each paid $60 for an hour massage, the report stated.
“They did receive their massages, and as folks, I assume, often do, they fell asleep in the course of being massaged. Both of them awakened to being sexually contacted by the ladies who were doing the massages,” he said. “We made contact with the ladies at Enjoy Massage. They were taken into custody at that point. They were booked into the county jail on the charges of prostitution with solicitation of someone younger than 18 years of age.”
As of March 16, Lili Chen, 38, and Huafen Fu, 49, both of Marble Falls, remained in custody with bond pending, according to Burnet County Jail records.
The prostitution charge is a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison with a conviction.
During the course of the investigation, officers ordered two clients, a man and a woman, to leave the establishment.
“The business was locked up secure,” Hanson said. “Later, we obtained a search warrant, went back to the business, and seized some items that we believe will be evidence of this crime.”
Hanson added this is the first case of this kind he has seen in Marble Falls.
“The fact that in my tenure here we haven’t seen anything like this is a good indication of the kind of community that we have,” he said, “and we certainly don’t want this moving into our community.”