October 21, 2014

Appleton prostitution ring busted

Fox Valley investigators say they broke up a prostitution ring in three Appleton-area massage parlors.

Several people were arrested earlier this week after investigators served search warrants at massage parlors in Appleton, the town of Buchanan, and Ashwaubenon, along with several homes.

In Outagamie County, six people are facing prostitution-related charges.

Court records say investigators found out about the activity from anonymous letters and citizen complaints. Prosecutors say after a costumer was given a massage, they were offered a sexual service for an additional charge.

Three of the people face charges of pimping and operating a prostitution business.

Additional charges could also be coming in Brown County, although investigators aren’t saying if they plan to make other arrests or target other massage parlors in the area.

AUDIO: Rick Schuh reports (:37)

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