Owner of busted Hammond massage parlor asks to reopen

2012-09-28T20:09:00Z Owner of busted Hammond massage parlor asks to reopenSteve Zabroski Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
September 28, 2012 8:09 pm  • 

HAMMOND | The owner of a Woodmar-area massage parlor shut down this month for alleged prostitution activity is seeking to reopen the establishment.

Chicago businessman Fang Wei's city business license was revoked Sept. 13 after an employee at Tian Hao Full Body Work, 6806 Indianapolis Blvd., allegedly solicited an undercover police officer to exchange cash for sexual activity.

Wei on Thursday petitioned the Board of Public Works and Safety to reinstate his license to operate a massage therapy business at the site, and the board set a Thursday date for a public hearing.

Tian Hao was open for less than three weeks, but police said several anonymous complaints were made alleging prostitution at the site, which prompted their investigation.

Employee Yanwei Bi, 23, of Chicago, was charged in Hammond City Court with prostitution and released on a $500 bond. She faces an Oct. 12 arraignment hearing on the charge.

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