Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents, working together with investigators from the La Porte and Baytown police departments, have closed one business and will assess several others following the arrest of one woman as part of a prostitution probe.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office has accepted prostitution charges against Shang Jing, 41, related to her participation in a brothel disguised as a spa.
Agents and officers conducted a raid at the spa on West Fairmont Parkway on Thursday.
Jing, who law enforcement officers believe is the owner of the spa, was taken to La Porte jail and booked.
ICE agents also verified the work status of spa employees.
La Porte police detectives with the street crimes division will conduct investigate other nearby businesses to determine if the owners are complying with their licenses.