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Kennewick Massage parlor employees appear in court

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Three of the five employees who work at a Kennewick massage parlor appeared in Superior Court Monday afternoon.

A Chinese interpreter was called in over the phone to help explain the charges at hand. Two of the women who worked at the China Sun massage parlor were arraigned, with their bail set at $10,000. Lo Yan Zhen and Xiu Qin Sun are each accused of two counts of 4th degree assault with sexual intent as well as practicing massage therapy without a license on two separate occasions.

The owner of the business, Li Shu Cui faces three counts of practicing without a license, two of which are felony charges. ICE has an immigration hold on him and the judge his bail is set at $40,000 because he has no ties to the community and is a high flight risk.

Both the Kennewick Avenue and Grandridge Blvd locations were raided last week after customers complained of being touched inappropriately while getting a massage. Police sent undercover customers into both business locations.