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Jersey City Massage Parlor Owner Arrested for Alleged Prostitution

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

Police in Jersey City took the owner of a massage parlor into custody and charged her with prostitution.

According to authorities, on Tuesday, October 2, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office arrested Elizabeth K. Golden for promoting and engaging in prostitution in a massage parlor identified as Gold Sakura Spa.

Police say the massage parlor is located on the second floor of 588 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, directly across the street from the Hudson County courthouse complex.

It is currently closed due to violations and citations administered by Jersey City authorities according to police.

Golden, 50, of Jersey City, was the only occupant of the facility at the time of her arrest.

Police charged Golden on a Complaint-Summons with Prostitution and Promoting Prostitution.

Police say following her arrest, Golden was processed and released.

Golden is scheduled to make her first appearance on these charges in Central Judicial Processing Court on October 23, 2018. The CJP Court is located on the ground floor of the Hudson County Administration Building at 595 Newark Avenue in Jersey City.

During the course of an undercover operation, an officer negotiated with Golden to exchange money for a sexual act according to police.

Once the negotiation was complete, Golden was taken into custody and charged with engaging in prostitution.

A search of the location, pursuant to a court-authorized warrant revealed numerous items indicative of prostitution.

Police the items included client ledgers, internet website postings and financial records.

Officers also recovered approximately $1,200 in U.S. currency during the search.

The Jersey City Police Department - Alcoholic Beverage Control also responded during the investigation and issued violations for opened containers of alcohol being present in the business.

The Jersey City Health Department also responded and issued multiple health code violations.

It was also determined during the course of the investigation that Golden is the owner of the Spa and that she utilized this location as both her place of business and her residence.

No additional employees were identified at the time of her arrest according to police.

Prosecutor Suarez credited members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Public Integrity - Special Investigations Unit and the Narcotics Task Force with the investigation and arrest with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department - Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services.