Health spa faces sex charges; Kennesaw club’s employees accused of engaging in prostitution
by Jon Gillooly
May 14, 2013 07:15 AM | 10682 views | 4 4 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Q Massage in Kennesaw could be shut down by the Cobb Board of Commissioners after employees were arrested on sex charges.
Q Massage in Kennesaw could be shut down by the Cobb Board of Commissioners after employees were arrested on sex charges.
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This morning the Cobb Board of Commissioners will consider closing a Barrett Parkway massage business whose employees have been arrested and charged with engaging in prostitution.

In 2012, the county issued Qiyi Hao a health spa license to operate Q Massage at 1200 Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw near Cobb Parkway.

The Cobb Police Department received complaints of suspected sex acts occurring at the business, spurring a compliance check on Nov. 5. The police check resulted in the arrest of employee Jing Wang, 44, who has a listed address of Monterey, Calif.

According to the warrant, Wang was allegedly paid $40 “for a therapeutic massage and during that period of time … did touch the genitals of a law enforcement officer who was working in a undercover capacity, and … did continue to do so in an erotic manner.”

The police check also revealed three other people working at the spa who were not licensed massage practitioners as required by the county code.

Appealing license revocation

When Hao applied to renew his license this year, the county’s business license division denied the request Feb. 21. Hao is appealing the denial to the Board of Commissioners.

Wang wasn’t the only one arrested in the business.

Paul Foster, the county’s business license manager, writes in his report that a second woman was charged by Cobb Police for the same violation on April 24.

“This violation occurred after you appeared before the License Review Board on March 14 and promised to spend more time supervising the store in order to prevent violations of law in the future,” Foster writes in a May 2 letter to Hao.

The county regulates 34 massage businesses.

Commissioner Helen Goreham represents the area.

“This is the first case that I have encountered in my district, and I’m in my 11th year on the board, so this is not a frequent occurrence,” Goreham said. “Thinking back I can’t remember anything similar to this.”

While there have been requests for adult stores that sell adult videos and products, Goreham said she’s never dealt with this kind of case.

“It tells me for the most part we have business owners here in Cobb County who run legitimate businesses and obey the listed requirements that Cobb County has in effect,” Goreham said.

Today’s meeting, which begins at 9 a.m., is held in the board room at 100 Cherokee St. in Marietta.
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Church Streeter
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May 14, 2013
Does this story have a happy ending for the community?
Just Wait
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May 14, 2013
Oh my! Right here in River City!
Helen didnt know?
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May 14, 2013
Despite the windows being so filthy you could see the grime from the Burger King drive-thru, and despite years of success in an otherwise abandoned shopping center, Helen Goreham didn't have any idea what went on the massage parlor?

Whatever helps you sleep at night, Helen. Whatever.
anonymous
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May 14, 2013
Bummer for Jing. She was probably making a few bucks off the homeless dudes who frequent the area (since Obama took office).

To all you people who gave them money as they begged in the parking lots along Barrett, this is quite possible where your money went.

Any video of the cars in the parking lot? That should cause a few boots to quake...
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