Massage Parlor Busted Again For Alleged Prostitution

Desiree Melendez
Desiree Melendez

by: Mari-Ela David

HONOLULU (KHNL) - They are supposed to give simple massages, but an undercover police investigation reveals illegal activities are also going on at a Honolulu business.

This is the second time in nine months officers raided the Golden Queen massage parlor. The bust happened Friday on the 300 block of Ward Avenue.

Golden Queen is one of several businesses on the second floor of the building. Police arrested two women for giving massages without licenses. One of the two is also suspected of prostitution.

An employee at a bar below Golden Queen says, she has seen some suspicious activity before the bust.

"I see a lot of younger people, boys going up and men, a lot of customers going up there," says Desiree Melendez, a bartender at Hibiscus Club.

Last October, undercover officers raided Golden Queen, plus three other massage parlors on the same floor.

Police arrested six women in that incident.

The group faced charges ranging from prostitution to immigration violations.

Police say these busts are done randomly to catch suspected businesses off-guard.