RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — The Riverside Police Department Vice and Narcotics units busted a spa last Thursday calling the business a front for prostitution.
The business, “The Devine Treasure,” is located in the 8500 block of Indiana Avenue.READ MORE: Standoff Underway In Studio City With Suspect Barricaded In Hummer
Authorities said during the undercover operation, evidence was uncovered alleging the business was being used as a brothel.
Male officers, working undercover, entered the business and were solicited for prostitution, according to police.READ MORE: Some Homeowners Say They're Victims Of Eviction Moratorium Rules As LA County Considers Extension
A search warrant was obtained resulting in the arrest of the business owner for filing false documents with the city, operating a house of ill-fame and pimping.
Adults found guilty of filing false documents face up to a $10,000 fine, and up to three years in jail. Adults found guilty of operating a house for prostitution could face to one year of jail. Adults found guilty of pimping could get six years.
The Riverside Police Department’s Vice Unit said this latest sting was a continuing effort to combat street level prostitution.MORE NEWS: Airlines, Aviation Unions Call For Harsher Penalties For Unruly Passengers
Anyone with information regarding “The Devine Treasure,” is asked to call Detective Lori Blaszak at (951) 353-7205.