The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is trying to shut down the Asian Spa Massage Parlor off Woodside Road in unincorporated Redwood City after arresting a woman there Tuesday who allegedly solicited an undercover deputy for a sexual act.

During the sting operation, Mei Cheng, 36, of Richmond, was taken into custody on suspicion of prostitution at about 3:30 p.m., according to the Sheriff's Office. The operation was launched in response to several complaints about the business.

Sheriff's Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt did not disclose the type of sexual act Cheng allegedly offered the undercover officer.

In addition to making the arrest, the Sheriff's Office noticed several violations of the county's recently updated business code for massage parlors and shut down the business for the remainder of the day. Rosenblatt said she did not know what specific violations were committed, but noted that the Sheriff's Office provided a report to the county counsel's office that could be used in the effort to get Asian Spa's business license revoked.

Under the county's ordinance, massage businesses must post a list of available services in the reception area, maintain records of each massage provided, keep at least one 40-watt bulb light on in each room, require massage providers to wear clothing that does not expose their genitals, buttocks or chest, and prohibit clients from getting a massage unless his or her genitals are covered.


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