NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News was there Friday as several people were arrested on prostitution-related charges in Newton County.
Investigators said they raided two spas -- Lucky 7 and Covington Spa -- because they weren’t operating as legitimate massage parlors.
Channel 2’s Christian Jennings talked with Bobby Sigman, who works next to one of the businesses. He said he’s never seen a woman go in for a massage and he’s suspected illegal activity for years.
“It’s about time,” Sigman said.
We were there as authorities removed couches, beds and other evidence from the spas.
The Covington Police Department said they've been working with Homeland Security and preparing for the bust for four months.
"One of the locations down here actually has social media posts on the underground web recommending they come to this location for prostitution. So that's bringing in people into our community that obviously we don't want here," Covington police Capt. Ken Malcom said.
Police said human trafficking is always a concern with these types of busts, which is why Homeland Security was involved. So far, police said they've seen no signs of that here.
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