Thursday, September 17, 2009

Prostitution Alleged At Cookeville Business

Cookeville police say they are continuing to review a large volume of documents that were confiscated during a raid on a local spa this week, in which two people were charged with prostitution. Authorities say they are investigating, among other things, licensing issues and other possibly more serious State and Federal violations. Police say they began their investigation after receiving several complaints from concerned citizens. The Department’s Community Nuisance Eradication Team conducted what was described as "an extensive investigation" of the Rainbow Therapy Spa, located on Interstate Drive in Cookeville. On Wednesday, that investigation culminated in the execution of a search warrant and the arrest of two employees. 49-year-old Mee Chung Sung, who has a Georgia address, was charged with one count of Prostitution. 44-year-old Miae Lim, with a New York address, was charged with two counts of Prostitution and one count of Promoting Prostitution. They were booked at the Putnam County Jail and are scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on October 19. Police say that while they were completing the search warrant execution, four male potential customers were also arrested. Trent D Henry, of Nashville, Edward J Prentice, of Florida, Jason L Rose, of Kentucky, and Timothy D Haynes, of Murfreesboro were each cited for Patronizing Prostitution after conducting negotiations with a female police officer. They were issued citations on the scene and released. Police identified the owner of the business as David Kim, of Columbus, Ohio, but did not say whether any charges are pending against him. If you have any additional information about this establishment, contact Captain Nathan Honeycutt at 931-520-5265.