by: Carl Willis Updated:JOHNS CREEK, Ga. —
A local prosecutor resigned after police said they caught him at a massage parlor. The Johns Creek business has been raided twice and is being investigated for illegal sexual activity.
Former Henry County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Williams was asked to resign after Johns Creek police photographed him at Sapphire Spa.
"He has exercised tremendously bad judgment in this case," said Henry County District Attorney Jim Wright after saying Williams was a good prosecutor who did his job well.
The Sapphire Spa was raided once last week and five people were arrested. Investigators returned Thursday night and arrested two more.
Wright told Channel 2's Carl Willis he first became aware of the investigation when Johns Creek police spotted one of his office's pool vehicles in front of the massage parlor.
"He was on duty at a location he should not have been at under any circumstance," said Wright.
The district attorney said he was forced to take immediate action.
"I confronted Mr. Williams with some photographs that Johns Creek Police had taken of him at that location," he said. "He admitted that he had been to that location and it was after that admission that I asked for his resignation."
Sapphie Spa's ad on backpage.com advertises it as an escort service.
The business owner told Willis that there was nothing illicit happening there.
"Him loosing his job is ridiculous, and it's even more ridiculous that they're saying this was an adult entertainment establishment," said owner Terrence Napier. "They still haven't arrested one prostitute. There hasn't been one person arrested from the 'John' perspective."
Napier admitted that he does not have the proper business license, but said he was in the process for applying for one.
One of the women who was arrested said she received citations for operating without a massage license.
Williams has not been charged with a crime. He was with the Henry County District Attorney's Office for 10 years and focused mainly on cases in juvenile court.