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Alleged Prostitution and Human Trafficking Ring Broken Up In Auburn

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In January 2014, The Placer Special Investigation Unit, Auburn Police Department, and the Nevada City Police Department received information that suspicious activities were occurring at the Asian Massage Therapy & Foot in Auburn and the Oriental Health Therapy in Nevada City.  As a result of the information, an investigation into the owner of the businesses for possible human trafficking, pimping/pandering, and prostitution was initiated.

It was determined that Julie FENG co-owns and manages the business in Auburn and she also co-owns the business in Nevada City.  FENG is the only person listed with a massage license at both of the businesses, but SIU detectives found that FENG’s license was fraudulent.  The other co-owner is Phillip Hudson of Auburn.

A thorough investigation was completed and numerous violations were observed.  As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was served in the 100 block of McKenzie Court in Auburn, and at the two businesses located at 895 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603 (Asian Massage Therapy & Foot), and 305 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City.  The Placer Special Investigation Unit, the Auburn Police Department, the Nevada City Police Department, and California Department of Justice-Bureau of Investigation Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement served the warrants.

FENG, Xiu Jie (Julie), born 01-13-1966, was arrested for pimping, pandering, Human Trafficking and conspiracy and HUDSON, Phillip born 09-28-1957, was arrested for pimping, pandering and conspiracy.  Both subjects were booked into the Placer County Jail.

Due to the complexity of this investigation, it will not be completed for some time.  Should you have any information, please contact Bill Olson Commander of the Placer Special Investigation Unit at (916) 409-8298 or Chief John Ruffcorn from the Auburn Police Department at (530) 823-4237 X201.

3 Responses to Alleged Prostitution and Human Trafficking Ring Broken Up In Auburn

  1. Anna soucek Reply

    July 10, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Yeah, love to hear this, sock it to em.

  2. Brit Reply

    July 10, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Not the least bit surprised. Auburn has zero control over businesses and Placer County does not regulate the people who set up shop there. Owners get away with murder in that town. Another example is Courtney Hurley of Ravished Beauties / Courtney’s Glam, who is operating as a cosmetologist without a license (never went to school) and is violating ever major health code in California, soliciting solely through Craigslist. Auburn is a gold mine for those who want to do shady, illegal business and get away with it.

  3. Bob Reply

    July 10, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Brit,
    Thanks for the advice. Now I know where to set up shop.

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