State Police: Three Kentucky massage businesses investigated after human trafficking complaints

Published 10:55 am Monday, August 9, 2021

Three Kentucky massage businesses were searched by state and federal authorities investigating complaints and tips related to illegal human trafficking and other charges.

The businesses were J Spa on Patchen Drive in Lexington, K 1 Spa in Somerset and Sunny Spa in Elizabethtown, Kentucky State Police said in a release issued Friday.

In a news release Kentucky State Police say law enforcement agencies have received complaints and tips related to illegal human trafficking, illegal immigration, promoting prostitution, providing sexual services for compensation, and operating without a license.

Police identified customer information at each spa, and state and federal investigations continue, according to the release.

The release did not mention arrests at any of the businesses.

Agencies involved included the Kentucky State Police, Lexington Police Department, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Police asked anyone with information about the businesses, or others potentially involved in criminal activity, to call state police at 800-222-5555 or the FBI at 502-263-6000.