Boca massage-parlor arrests were timely

 

Re Joe Wyche’s Jan. 9 letter, How time flies!, about the Boca Raton Police investigation into a massage parlor: He wrote that our investigation started in February 2006 when, in fact, it started in November 2006. Wyche also wrote, “It only took them just short of eight years to put a prostitution case together against two women.”

Our undercover team spent less than a year investigating this case and in less than five months 25 men and two women were arrested.

Wyche referenced the recent arrest of a massage parlor owner, Christina Kim. We investigated and charged her in 2008. The business was closed, and our investigators issued a probable-cause affidavit for Kim’s arrest. However, she had already skipped town. According to her lawyer, when Kim learned of the arrest warrant, she turned herself in to the Palm Beach County Jail. This case was investigated and charges were filed in a manner consistent with such cases.

Mark Economou, public information manager, Police Services Department, Boca Raton

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