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Police raid Findlay massage parlor as part of sex trafficking probe




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Findlay, Ohio — On Thursday morning, the Hancock County METRICH Drug Task Force, in collaboration with the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, carried out a search warrant at Massage Max, located at 1100 Croy Dr. Suite B in Findlay, Ohio.

The establishment is owned and operated by Xiaohong Jiang, a resident of Arlington, according to a press release from METRICH.

The execution of the search warrant was prompted by an ongoing investigation into anonymous complaints received about the business. These complaints raised concerns of potential human trafficking and illicit sex work activities allegedly taking place on the premises. As a result, a thorough search was conducted, leading to the seizure of various items.

Cash, cell phones, point of sale items, business documents, bedding, and towels were among the items removed from the establishment during the operation. Authorities are currently analyzing the seized materials as part of their investigation.

At this stage, law enforcement anticipates that charges related to promoting prostitution, prostitution, and trafficking of persons may be filed upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigation. The severity of these charges underscores the gravity of the allegations under scrutiny.

In their efforts to combat human trafficking and related crimes, Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Findlay actively collaborated with law enforcement agencies throughout the course of this investigation. Their involvement highlights the collective commitment to addressing these pressing social concerns.

As the investigation unfolds, authorities will continue their diligent efforts to uncover any evidence and pursue justice in this matter.

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