Thursday, September 21, 2017

Roland Parlor Owner’s Preliminary Set for Nov. 9

The preliminary hearing for a Roland woman, charged with prostitution and other violations, was set for Nov. 9. Associate District Judge Kyle Waters set the date for Qing Chang Wednesday in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw. 

Chang, 48, has entered a not guilty plea to the charges, filed on July 25 after she was arrested at her place of business, a massage parlor in Roland. She is charged with computer pandering and maintaining a premises for prostitution.

An arrest warrant has been issued for her co-defendant, Shen Luyun, 30, who did not appear for her arraignment earlier. She is charged with violation of an Oklahoma statute via computer and engaging in prostitution.

Chang and Luyun were both released on $5,000 bonds each on July 24. 

They were arrested July 19 at China Doll Massage in Roland during an investigation by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (OBNDD). The OBNDD has been working on human trafficking in the state, and was called in to assist the sheriff’s department, said Sheriff Larry Lane.

Lane said the investigation was prompted by residents and Roland businesses who complained to the Roland Police Department, which requested the aid of the sheriff.

During the investigation an undercover officer was sent into the business, and when prostitution activity was offered other officers were called in and the two women were arrested.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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