Women arrested at spa appear in court
One of the two women arrested Thursday during a raid at the Rose Spa, 4300 state Route 5 in Braceville Township, appeared in Newton Falls Municipal Court for arraignment this morning.
Sun Chae, 69, of Sandpiper trail Southeast, warren, the spa’s manager, was arraigned on seven felony counts of promoting prostitution, and her bond was set at $1,500. She returns to court at 10 a.m. April 23 for a preliminary hearing.
Kyong Nyguyen, 56, also of Sandpiper Trail, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor prostitution, but her arraignment is scheduled for noon today.
Braceville Township Police Chief Bill Garro said his department served a search warrant at the spa Thursday morning after conducting an investigation that began shortly after the spa opened two months ago.
The investigation was based on statements from customers who said they paid for sex at the spa in March.
The owner of the spa, Ted Kolacz of Charleston Road, Newton Falls, is scheduled to appear at a hearing at 1:30 p.m. April 12 in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on a nuisance complaint filed by the Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office to have the business shut down as a nuisance.
Garro boarded up the building temporarily on Thursday pending the April 12 hearing.
The building also was raided July 2, 2012, when it was known as the Four Seasons, and two women inside were arrested and charged — one for promoting prostitution and one for engaging in prostitution.