A 69-year-old Howland woman has been convicted in Newton Falls Municipal Court of three counts of misdemeanor prostitution for operating the Rose Spa at 4300 state Route 5 in Braceville Township.
Sun C. Chae of Sandpiper Trail pleaded no contest to reduced charges Thursday. She was originally charged with seven felony counts of promoting prostitution.
Chae was ordered to pay $1,500 in fines plus court costs. Judge Philip Vigorito sentenced her to 60 days in the Trumbull County jail on each count but suspended all of the jail time.
Kyong Nyguhen, 56, also of the Sandpiper Trail address, was convicted of misdemeanor criminal trespassing in the same court last month. She had originally been charged with engaging in prostitution.
Judge Vigorito noted that the results of Thursday’s hearing have no bearing on the property at the massage parlor, its bank accounts or other property confiscated by Braceville police April 4.
The spa’s owner, Ted Kolacz of Charlestown Road, Newton Falls, is due in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on May 17 on a nuisance complaint filed by the Trumbull County Prosecutor’s office that seeks to close the business.
Braceville police boarded up the business April 4 after raiding it, after receiving information that prostitution was taking place at the spa.