Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working with law enforcement agencies from across the state, executed search warrants on four businesses Wednesday as part of an investigation into organized prostitution and human trafficking in Tennessee. The investigation resulted in one person being arrested and two businesses being padlocked.
TBI agents received assistance from the Smyrna Police Department, Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, Rockwood Police Department, Roane County Sheriff's Office, 9th Judicial Drug Task Force, Athens Police Department, McMinn County Sheriff's Department and Immigration Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations in executing the simultaneous search warrants. Those businesses that were the targets of Wednesday's search warrants are:
C&K Spa, formerly QT Spa at 801 Peavine Road, Crossville, Tennessee. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department arrested Huichu Sandve, charging the 46 year-old with prostitution. She was booked into the Cumberland County Jail on a $10,000 bond.
- Interstate Spa at 108 Ole Patton Lane, Rockwood, Tennessee. Two individuals were questioned about prostitution and performing massages without a license.
- Rainbow Spa at 295 Decatur Pike, Athens, Tennessee. Two individuals were questioned about prostitution and performing massages without a license. The business was padlocked by order of a judge and charges are anticipated.
- Royal Therapy at 557 S Lowry Street, Smyrna, Tennessee. The business was padlocked by order of a judge. Charges are anticipated.
Three of these businesses, QT Spa, Interstate Spa and Rainbow Spa, were also the focus of an investigation in September 2013 that resulted in the closure of spas and massage parlors in the middle and eastern parts of the state. Multiple individuals were arrested or issued citations for prostitution or other outstanding warrants.