One is also charged with a prostitution offense.
Eldersburg, Md (KM) Two women have been charged with operating as massage therapists without a license, and one has been charged with a prostitution offense. Ying Chen from New York and Ping Wang of Eldersburg , both 57, were arrested after Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputies served a search warrant Wednesday at the Elite Spa in the Eldersburg Plaza in the 14-hundred block of Liberty Road.
In addition to being charged with providing massage therapy without a license, Wang is also charged with a prostitution offense.
Authorities say citizen complaints and an investigation determined that unlicensed massage therapists were engaged in prostitution at that business.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says it was assisted in this investigation by citizens, the Baltimore County Police, the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Board of Licensing and the US Department of Homeland Security.
The Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens that all defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
By Kevin McManus