By Conrad Dudderar
EL RENO – A masseuse faces a prostitution charge after an undercover police investigation at a Yukon-area massage parlor.
Lanying Gong, 57, was charged Feb. 22 in Canadian County District Court with engaging in prostitution. The misdemeanor crime is punishable by 30 days to one year in jail and/or a maximum $2,500 fine.
The crime allegedly occurred Jan. 12 at a massage parlor in the 700 block of S Mustang Road.
The defendant committed a crime “by attempting to masturbate an undercover Oklahoma City police officer in exchange for money,” Canadian County Assistant District Attorney John Salmon alleges in court documents.
The massage parlor is between Yukon and Mustang in Oklahoma City limits.
An Oklahoma City police detective conducted the investigation at 9:45 p.m. Jan. 12, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Canadian County District Court.
The undercover investigator asked for a half-hour massage and provided the requested $40 to Gong, who was working at the business.
NOT SO CLOSE, NOW
The probable cause affidavit describes how the defendant “repeatedly touched the detective’s inner thighs and buttocks in a sensual and tickling manner” before grasping his private parts with her hand.
The undercover officer broke contact before other Oklahoma City vice detectives entered the business to announce that police were present, the court affidavit indicates.
Gong allegedly covered her customer (not knowing he was an undercover officer) with a towel and told him to “tell police she had only given a massage and nothing else.”
This indicated the defendant “knew she was doing something wrong or illegal”, the investigator wrote in his affidavit.
Gong was taken into custody and later released in the field.
The criminal court case has been assigned to Canadian County Special Judge Khristan Strubhar, who set bond at $1,000.