4 women rescued from sex den guised as spa in QC

/ 07:20 PM October 18, 2019

Four “female therapists” cover themselves with towels before the media and authorities shortly after an alleged sex den guised as a spa they are working at was raided by the police on Friday, October 18, 2019. (Photo from QCPD)

MANILA, Philippines — Police rescued on Friday four “female therapists” from an alleged sex den disguised as a spa in Quezon City.



An initial report from the Quezon City Police District said joint police units raided the Dragon Spa along E. Rodriguez Avenue at about 2 p.m.



Police arrested a certain Charmaine Punzalan, who works as a cashier and receptionist at the facility, for violation of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act in relation to Anti Cyber-crime Prevention Act of 2012, and a male customer at the spa.


According to police, Dragon Spa has an online reservation system for booking customers and a website where photos of the women are displayed.


Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has ordered the closure of the establishment and the cancellation of its business permit./ac

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