SOUTH SUBURBAN MASSAGE PARLOR
BUSTED FOR PROSTITUTION
Saturday, September 10, 2011
—Bond has been set at $20,000 for a massage parlor owner who ran a house of prostitution, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Saturday.
Eun Kyung Clark, 42, or the 8700 block of Branton in Highland, Indiana has been charged with keeping a place of prostitution, a felony, and violation of the massage licensing act. She appeared in Markham bond court on Friday.
The Cook County Sheriff’s Police Vice Unit initiated an investigation into Clark’s business, Nabi Spa, located on the 17900 block of South Torrence in Lansing, after tips that patrons were receiving more than just massages. Over the course of a two-month investigation, undercover officers learned that employees of the spa were regularly offering customers prostitution services. Clients traveled from Indiana and from around Illinois to patronize the “spa”.
On September 8th, vice officers conducted a sting at the business, arresting Clark and three employees: Kyoung Sil, 43, of the 200 block of East Okeffee in Palo Alto, California; Mi Jeong Kim, 44, of the 600 block of South Berendo Street in Los Angeles, California; and Mi Jin Lee, 40, of the 500 block of South Parkview in Los Angeles. The three employees were charged with prostitution and conducting a massage without a license – both misdemeanors. They were released after posting $100 bond. All four women were offered services through the Cook County Sheriff’s Women’s Justice Programs.
Eun Kyung Clark’s next court date is October 7th in Markham. Kyoung Sil, Mi Jeong Kim, and Mi Jin Lee will appear in Markham court on October 27th.