Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Guy Armour of the Plainsboro Police Department announced today that five individuals have been arrested and charged with running a prostitution ring at a massage parlor in the township.
The five were arrested on February 12, 2016 during an investigation into prostitution, as part of a statewide crackdown on human trafficking.
The investigation of Zen Healthy Center LLC was conducted by Detective Tim McMahon of the Plainsboro Police Department and Detective Ryan Tighe of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
During the investigation, police seized $8,000 in cash and bank accounts and a 2014 Land Rover that was used to transport prostitutes from New York to Plainsboro
Among those arrested were Yan Sipasseuth, 54, of Edison, who was identified as the owner of the facility; Siew Hong Tan, 52, of New York City, who was the transporter of the prostitutes, and Pintg Chen, 56, of Brooklyn. Tan was charged with two counts of promoting prostitution. Sipasseuth and Chen each were charged with one count of promoting prostitution. Chen also was charged with one count of engaging in prostitution.
Also charged were two women who were accused of engaging in prostitution. Their names and ages have yet to be determined.
The investigation is active and is continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective McMahon of the Plainsboro Police Department at (609) 799-2333, or Detective Tighe of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3300.