The owner of a massage establishment relinquished the business license for Magnolia Health Center in Canyon Country to the Bureau of Licensing Commission on Wednesday, March 1, according to Lt. Daniel Stanley of the L.A. Regional Human Trafficking Task Force. In September 2017, a female was arrested for solicitation at the same address on the 18000 block of Soledad Canyon Road which, in the records, was called Asia Massage Therapy.
The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Human Trafficking Bureau had conducted an undercover operation in the fall, where deputies posed as customers at several massage businesses. Three adult females, two from establishments in Newhall and one in Canyon Country, were arrested for prostitution 647(b) after soliciting sex for money.
“After our operation … they issued a citation and the Bureau of Licensing had a hearing to determine if they were going to pull the license,” Lt. Stanley said. “As opposed to having a hearing, they voluntarily surrendered their license.”