New York Woman Arrested for Prostitution in Franklin Township Massage Parlor
Franklin Township, NJ
August 23, 2018 - NEWS RELEASE
Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Franklin Township Chief of Police Richard Grammar announced the arrest of Xu Huiqin, age 47 of Flushing, New York.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that on August 15, 2018, at approximately 3:45 P.M., after a two-month long investigation conducted by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force and the Franklin Township Police Department, Xu Huiqin was arrested for engaging in prostitution. The investigation began after law enforcement received several complaints from concerned citizens regarding a suspected brothel being operated out of the massage parlor, New Image Spa on Easton Avenue in Franklin Township, New Jersey.
During the course of this investigation, a Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office detective, acting in an undercover capacity, entered the New Image Spa and was met by defendant Huiqin. During this meeting the undercover detective was propositioned by defendant Huiqin for a sexual act in exchange for U.S. currency.
At this time, Task Force members, along with members of the Franklin Township Police Department entered the business and placed defendant Huiqin under arrest without incident. Defendant Huiqin was charged with Engaging in Prostitution, a disorderly persons offense out of the Franklin Township Municipal Court. Huiqin was processed and released on her own recognizance pending a Franklin Township Municipal Court hearing.
Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor, and Chief Grammar request anyone with information to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ.
Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or at www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.
Note: We are required by the Rules of Court to include herein a statement explaining that the charges are merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.