MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. — Four people were arraigned Friday morning accused of human trafficking and prostitution at massage parlors in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.
Investigators said Hui Xu owned and operated the four Tokyo Massage palors at which the alleged prostitution was occurring. Chang Yu Chen is accused of picking up young women at a bus stop and transporting them to the parlors.
Huicun Wei was the owner and manager of Judy's Oriental Massage Parlor, where she was accused of soliciting customers for sex acts in exchange for money. Robert Delano Yerick is accused of transporting victims from the bus stop to massage parlors owned by Xu.
“I did nothing wrong. It’s wrong, it’s big talk," Xu said.
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Police said the victims are originally from China and speak mainly Mandarin.
Police said this investigation, which went on for several months, was launched after neighbors tipped off police.
“They we’re seeing Women hanging their clothes to dry on fences surrounding the parlor, they were seeing women cooking food outside, seeing women walking; that didn’t have means of transportation walking around the parlor," Senior Deputy Attorney General Kathleen Wymard said.
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