Montgomery County Police Arrest Suspects In Sex Trafficking Scheme

Chang Liu (left), Yinlian Wu (right)

Kensington, Md. (BW)- Two women have been arrested on prostitution-related charges in a Montgomery County massage parlor

On Wednesday, Mar 6, Montgomery County Police executed a search and seizure warrant at Elegant Spa in the 10500 block of Metropolitan Avenue in Kensington. Officers arrested the owner, 34-year-old Chang Liu of Columbia, and 50-year-old Yinlian Wu of Philadelphia.

Liu was charged with multiple counts of prostitution and sex trafficking. Wu was charged with multiple counts of prostitution, as well as attempted bribery.

During an inspection by the Department of Health and Human Services, Wu tried to bribe an inspector to stop them from shutting down the business.

Police became aware of possible sex trafficking in October of 20-23, which led to the investigation into Elegeant Spa and other massage parlors owned by Liu in Anne Arundel County and the City of Laurel.

Both women were released after posting bond.