Thursday, July 20, 2017

Massage Parlor Owner in County Jail for Prostitution

Chang, Qint

Two women, arrested Wednesday during an investigation at China Doll Massage in Roland, were booked into the Sequoyah County Jail on prostitution-related charges.

Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane said the business is being investigated for possible human trafficking and illegal sexual activity. 

Arrested were the owner Qint Chang, 48, and a second woman whose identity was not provided. Qint Chang was booked into the county jail in Sallisaw on charges of procuring for prostitution, accessing a computer system network with unlawful intent and operating a place for soliciting prostitution. She is being held without bond and for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Lane said all the electronics, such as computers, and documents in the business were confiscated and turned over to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (OBNDD) to be downloaded. The OBNDD has been working on human trafficking in the state, and was called in to assist the sheriff’s department, Lane said.

Lane said the investigation was prompted by residents and Roland businesses who made “many complaints” to the Roland Police Department, which requested the aid of the sheriff. 

“We did not close the business,” Lane said. “We have no cause to close the business. I think the Town of Roland may be trying to close it down.”

Lane said an undercover officer was sent into the business Wednesday afternoon armed with a code word. About 45 minutes later the officer signaled with the code word and investigators got a search warrant to enter the business and make the arrests.


Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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