Marble Falls police believe massage parlor hid prostitution ring

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER

MARBLE FALLS — Police have collected evidence to uncover what they believe to be a prostitution operation potentially involving more than the two people first arrested and suspected of being in the country illegally, according to investigators.

On March 15, the Marble Falls Police Department launched an investigation involving Enjoy Massage Parlor, located in a strip mall in the 1100 block of U.S 281.

Two teenage boys, 16 and 17 years old, told police they were touched in a sexual way by two women at the business after paying $60 each for massages, police said.

Police initially arrested Lili Chen, 38, and Huafen Fu, 49, and charged them with prostitution (solicitation of a minor under 18 years old), a second-degree felony. (READ PREVIOUS STORY HERE.)

The following day, authorities filed additional charges against both suspects, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

HUAFEN FU
HUAFEN FU

Chen now faces a charge of aggravated promotion of prostitution, a third-degree felony.

Fu faces a charge of indecency with a child (sexual contact) along with the initial prostitution charge.

“When we worked the case to the point we had one set of charges on these folks … (and) had developed evidence that Ms. Chen was in some way the owner/manager of the business, that led us to the charge of aggravated promotion of prostitution,” Detective Sgt. Tom Dillard said.

“Given that one of these complaining witnesses was under the age of 17, that gave rise to the indecency with a child case against Ms. Fu,” he added.

As the case unfolded, authorities found what they believed to be evidence of a business dealing in the sex trade.

“I seized a number of documents, pages, and notebooks,” Dillard said. “I have reason to believe there may be other partners with an interest in the Enjoy Massage Parlor.”

Investigators requested a statement from the accused; however, the suspects declined to offer information after Chen requested a lawyer.

“Communication beyond that was difficult due to a language barrier,” he said.

Fu, a Chinese national, is suspected of being in the country illegally, according to jail documents.

Police believe Chen, who is also Chinese, may be a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Both suspects are being held in the Burnet County Jail on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers on suspicion of being in the country illegally.

Chen’s bonds total $95,000. Fu also has bonds totaling $95,000.

connie@thepicayune.com

11 thoughts on “Marble Falls police believe massage parlor hid prostitution ring

  1. The statement (authorities found what they Believed to be evidence ) cracks me up.. it is either factual evidence or it is not. Yea I believe we have something but we’ll were not quite sure if it is or it ain’t but if we believe hard enough maybe it will pass off as believable in front of a jury. If they found documents are they possibly lists of repeat customers. If they are just call all these clients up and ask them. Did you have sex with these women. I,m sure they will gladly tell you. Sounds like an open and shut case to me.

  2. Complete (edited) the cops are all lier and so are the boys i was in the jail same cell with these ladies i heard every word they said and I can just tell these ladies have had that buissness for 5 years no complaints ever and now all of a sudden this is complete (edited) I don’t believe a word marble falls police department says they have even charged me once with a unbelievable charge and I got it dismissed do to lack of proof of evidence they said i had done in police report but couldn’t prove it stop trying to ruin people’s lives and let them explain there side of the story before you jump to conclusions and second of all your notebooks they can’t write English so how is it evidence or anything for that matter they are mandorian and need a translator that’s why they asked for a lawyer they dont understand what is going on and why they are being treated this was because they aren’t American that’s why and marble falls police department has a bunch of racist (edited) on the force maybe we should investigate them since marble falls hires anyone who gets a badge out of a crackerjack box

    1. Wow, learn to use some punctuation! Any argument you have, loses all merit with your horribly long run on sentence.

      1. Don’t worry about my punctuation honey because I’m not I just want to help these ladies and get the truth!! They deserve to be heard just like any other person, but whatever your trash i can tell because you are more worried about my punctuation then the matter at hand 😉 have a good day God Bless…

  3. Where are the pics of the johns? This stinks of sexism and racism. Bet at least a few “upstanding” citizens are on their list.

  4. Been there many times. Paid $45 for one hour massage which was a discounted price. Their base price for 1 hr massage is $60. Prostitution has a price tag also. I dont think they were running any prostitution ring. Being Asians they have a language barrier and afraid of the law as thats how it is in that part of world for most of them. Police probably saw their facial reactions being afraid and picked them up. Been there once.

  5. My question is why were the 16 and 17 year old getting a message? And were their parents with them to sign a constant to get messaged? Just asking?

  6. And why would the charge be prostitution? Age of sexual consent and criminal responsibility is 17 so if the 17 year old was paying for sex he should be arrested for soliciting, no? This seems like the police doing some grandstanding.

  7. The cops are NOT ALL liars……but the officers in Marble Falls and whoever signed off on that arrest…….well their actions do seem questionable.

  8. Many people have been to this business to get a massage and never had a issue of prostitution , allegedly .They must have many clients that were happy customers. Otherwise how did they stay in business for so long and have repeat business.. They are not prostitutes, no prove of this and what a wreckless article to print without solid evidence. The owners are who we should have arrested,they control the workers in every way. One of these workers has called the police a couple of times because one of the owners was beating her. Check the police reports, why was nothing done. How many people do we arrest based on a teenager accusation and how many teenagers that has $60.00 dollars go get a massage. Come on wAKE up people ! How about constitutional rights, innocent till proven guilty.Seems they were convicted based on a teenagers words within a couple of hours instead of gathering evidence to arrest them legally !Come on Texas , make this right !

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