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After Prostitution Arrest, Police Close Massage Parlor

Oakland woman arrested at Gold Tub parlor on Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette.

A series of prostitution arrests at Lafayette massage parlors continued into 2013 with an arrest Friday afternoon.

At the Gold Tub establishment at 3486 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Xiu Bo Wang, 25, of Oakland, was arrested on a charge of solicitation to engage in prostitution. She was issued a citation and released, according to a press release by Lafayette police spokesman Jimmy Lee.

Gold Tub's certificate to operate in Lafayette was revoked; Lee said officers found "numerous violations" of the city's massage establishment law. Lafayette last fall began implementing a new set of regulations on massage parlors, encouraging legitimate outlets and setting rules to weed out faux parlors that are covers for prostitution.

The arrest was the result of a joint undercover operation by the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office and the Lafayette Police Department.

Anyone with information about illegal activity at other massage establishments is asked to call Lafayette police at (925) 283-3680.

Dive Turn Work January 12, 2013 at 01:47 PM
Never heard of or seen this place and I've been a resident for nearly two decades. How do people find these places? Seems if they spent half as much time on finding a relationship as they do finding these places that offer these services then they could have a girlfriend or wife and wouldn't need these places in the first place.
Josh Goldman January 13, 2013 at 01:27 AM
Well they find them through websites like Myredbook or Rubmaps. It's funny, Lafayette has had this massage/hooker problem for at least 3 years, yet they let them thrive. Why? Is a high level politician being paid off to "slow down" police action against these bordellos? To answer your other question, there are alot of guys who have unattractive appearances or personalities which prevent them from getting a GF. So they pay $40 for a massage and $40 for "extras". $80 might be even cheaper than a regular date and you get guaranteed "fun". So these unattractive/nerdy guys have an outlet and won't go berserk by bringing in a shotgun and killing all their co-workers. It's too bad because there are alot of very nice eligible single females just waiting to date these guys in Co co co.
Eastofthehills January 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM
If you do an expected return scenario it actually makes sense: Cost of date: movie tickets and soda ~$30 Cost of dinner: ~$50 misc expenses ~$20 total $100 chance of action 50% (high) x = (.5)(1)+(.5)(1+x) X = 2 Expected number of dates to get laid = 2 Expected cost = $200 (dating) Cost of "happy ending" = $80 number of "dates" = 1 Expected cost = $80
Julie c January 15, 2013 at 12:08 AM
Why werent any men soliciting the services of the woman arrested? Why is only the womans name posted publicly? Seems like half of the information of this story is missing!
Moraga Mom January 16, 2013 at 03:36 AM
I hate to say it, but not all the men are unattractive in appereance or personalities. They come in all kinds.I know for sure that some very sucessfull doctors have been known to take a break for a lovely massage. I know two husbands that have also been caught visiting a place as such. Great family & wife......... crazy.
CJ January 16, 2013 at 04:21 AM
The intoxicating lure of the new and strange is a force Master Skywalker. Very powerful it is. (Yoda)
Josh Goldman January 16, 2013 at 06:30 AM
Hmm maybe not so great wife. Hey, if women can spend $80 on their hair and get a spa pedicure, then what can men get for $80?
Josh Goldman January 16, 2013 at 06:31 AM
myredbook and rubmaps has some interesting blogs written by highly intelligent women.
John March 09, 2013 at 08:22 PM
do they have reviews on mpreviews they have 78,000 parlor reviews

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