Massage parlor employees charged with prostitution

METUCHEN — Police raided the Lucky 8 Massage Parlor on Essex Avenue last week and took three New York women into custody on charges of prostitution and promoting prostitution.

According to Officer David Liantonio, police department spokesman, police received word from an informant that prostitution was occurring at the facility.

After a four-week investigation by the detective bureau, officers obtained a search warrant on Dec. 16 and at approximately 5:05 p.m., executed the warrant and arrested the three women.

Jane Zhu, 40, Queens, New York, was charged with promoting prostitution, an indictable offense; Lisa Wong, 45, also from Queens, was given a summons for not having a permit for massage parlor employees; and Fengquing Li, 44, from Brooklyn, was charged with prostitution, a disorderly persons offense.

All three women were all released on their own recognizance, Liantonio said.

—Matt Auerbach