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Crystal Lake Spa Owner Arrested for Prostitution

Shufang Lu, 49, of Chicago, was arrested Monday and charged with prostitution and running an illegal massage therapy spa.

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A woman operating the Spring Spa on the north side of Crystal Lake has been arrested for prostitution.

Shufang Lu, 49, of the 200 block of W. 19th St., Chicago, was arrested Monday, and charged with one count of prostitution and one count of unlawful practice of massage therapy, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office. 

The Sheriff's Office conducted an undercover investigation at the spa, located in the 5600 block of Route 31 in unincorporated Crystal Lake, after receiving complaints from the nearby community of suspicious activity at the business, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. 
Investigators discovered Lu does not have a license to practice massage therapy, and the Spring Spa does not have a valid business license. Lu was taken into custody on Oct. 28, 2013 and transported to the McHenry County Correctional Facility. 

Lu's bond was set at $1,500, and she is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 14. 

Sheriff's officials credited the community for discovering the alleged illegal activity.

"We applaud the public for their assistance and diligence in providing us with information of this suspicious activity,” Undersheriff Andrew Zinke said.

 “We would like to remind everyone to report any and all illegal activity to either Crime Stoppers McHenry County at 1-800-762-7867 or the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office 815-338-2144.” 

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