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A short-lived Broomfield massage parlor was shuttered and three people were arrested on charges relating to prostitution last week after police raided Tokyo Sauna.

The owner of the spa could face up to 24 years in jail for pimping.

Police raided Tokyo Sauna on Aug. 6 and arrested three adults for activities related to prostitution. Owner Mi Sook Yoo, 48, today was charged with pimping, keeping a place of prostitution and pandering.

When police entered the business at 555 Highway 287, Unit L, they found customer Gregory Lancaster, 65, engaged in intercourse with Kathy Lee, 54. Lancaster, an Arvada resident, was charged with patronizing a prostitute, which could lead to a jail sentence of up to six months and a $500 fine. Lee was charged with prostitution, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $750 fine.

Thirty minutes before the raid, police observed Yoo throwing away an empty box of Lifestyle condoms in a Dumpster near the strip mall. Lancaster entered the parlor around 3:30 p.m., and the raid took place at 3:45 p.m. Lancaster paid Yoo $40 for a "body rub" and paid Lee $100 for intercourse, according to arrest records.

Police records indicate Lee, a resident of Valley Stream, N.Y., flew to Colorado on Aug. 5 after responding to an advertisement in a Korean newspaper. She told police she was living at the spa along with Yoo and another woman.

Yoo was aware prostitution took place at the spa, Lee told police.


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Clients would pay Yoo for a massage, and prostitutes would keep "the tips" for sex acts. Yoo would leave a condom out for employees, Lee said, telling police she did not know where the condoms were stored only that "(Yoo) keeps one condom out at all times."

Police obtained a warrant on July 31 after receiving a tip the business was a front for prostitution. A search of the business' trash led to the discovery of 17 used condoms.

Credit card receipts also were found on the scene. The charges were for $40 to $60, with additional charges of $60 to $108 being added 30 minutes to an hour later, according to the arrest affidavit.

"It should be noted that the massage rates for Tokyo Sauna are $40 for a half-hour and $60 for an hour," the affidavit states. "These additional transactions are consistent with (Lee's) statement as to the cost of the sex acts performed."

Also found during the raid were bank payments and a letter referencing back payment of rent due for the strip-mall storefront, according to the arrest affidavit.

Police would not disclose if there will be a further investigation.

The spa, which police said opened in mid-July, was closed after the raid. A hand-written sign posted in the front window reads "Due to a water pipe problem we will be closed on Aug. 9, 10, 11 and 12. Sorry for the inconvenience."

Archived comments

Shut down in less then a month? The BPD is on top of it. Now if they could only stop the sexual favors for cash in corporate Broomfield they would really be doing some good.

BoulderHippy

8/12/2008 11:42:45 AM

No offense but anyone given the name Mi Sook Yoo is probably going to end up in the sex business.

gsegiet@flash.net

8/12/2008 12:01:59 PM

Now if they could only stop the sexual favors for cash in corporate Broomfield they would really be doing some good.

Care to elaborate?

native

8/12/2008 12:19:20 PM

Mi Sook Yoo!!! Sounds like a name from an Austin Powers movie!

sunrise

8/12/2008 12:20:46 PM

Gregory's hot!

Reader1

8/12/2008 12:34:31 PM

"But Officer, Mr. Johnson had a cramp. Who is Lancaster?"

Doc_Brinkley

8/12/2008 2:05:24 PM

Inspector Clouseau suspects an alias.

sane

8/12/2008 2:05:41 PM

This is where the mysterious "Longmont Porn Inspector" should have gone.

zone913inc@aol.com

8/12/2008 2:08:02 PM

Lancaster's wife has got to be devastated. Now he is going to want to have sex with her at home.

Oliver_Closehoff

8/12/2008 2:08:31 PM

An abuse of my Brinkley Goat Gland Procedure, which I intend to be used by clients in the context of a marriage between one man and one woman, both of legal age.

Doc_Brinkley

8/12/2008 2:31:53 PM

Who's Davenport?

blacksho89@yahoo.com

8/12/2008 2:51:57 PM

Free the happy ending? Get on this libs. Free something.

chucklehead

8/12/2008 3:34:07 PM

I believe the cop misunderstood what she was trying to say when he asked her her name.

bobmobber@hotmail.com

8/12/2008 3:35:05 PM

"Care to elaborate?"

No, the people that see it know what I am talking about.

BoulderHippy

8/12/2008 3:54:11 PM

Big pimpin'. Mmmm sexy.

Flatirony

8/12/2008 4:03:27 PM

Did anyone else find it ironic the woman's name is Mi Sook Yoo?

sammyg

8/12/2008 4:56:52 PM

I'm shocked SHOCKED to find that there is prostitution going on here!

PCR

8/12/2008 6:47:52 PM

Perhaos Davenport is the undercover brother. Was this story poorly written or poorly edited?

SoBoPop

8/12/2008 7:07:37 PM

MiSook is the owner of Four Seasons Skin Care and not Tokyo Sauna. She had subleased a part of her shop to different person to open the sauna. MiSook had no knowledge of what activities took place in the sauna. I hope for reader here would exercise some restraint before coming to any conclusion before all the facts are in. After all, we are a nation which believe people are innocent before proven guilty.

maximus

8/12/2008 7:35:23 PM

"Due to a water pipe problem we will be closed on Aug. 9, 10, 11 and 12. Sorry for the inconvenience."

There are plenty of places in Boulder where you can pick a new one up today. Sounds like they were practicing safe sex. Prostitution should be legalized, taxed and regulated. There is a reason they call it the oldest profession, it is not going to go away.

Dick_Tater

8/13/2008 7:48:11 AM

Did anyone else find it ironic the woman's name is Mi Sook Yoo?"

Oh My...LMAO...thanks for the laugh!

Twinma

8/13/2008 8:01:22 AM

Massage parlor in a town run by old stuffy Masonic people.

Yeah, that will last long time.

seemore

8/13/2008 8:03:42 AM

"Prostitution should be legalized, taxed and regulated."

It is. It's called marriage for western women.

BoulderHippy

8/13/2008 9:15:17 AM

This is racist. These women are just doing the jobs that American women won't do. Or at least won't do with me.

Oliver_Closehoff

8/13/2008 9:41:35 AM

Maybe it was her evil twin sister She-Sook-Yoo!!

sunrise

8/13/2008 9:55:55 AM

It's gonna be one long, dry week for the DNC convention.

driveby_poster

8/13/2008 10:27:50 AM

MI SO HAWNY'S COUSIN

MisterPist

8/13/2008 11:36:23 AM

Maximus: This is an intelligent nation which understands that ANY business offering "Asian Massage" is a house of prostitution catering to a particular ethnic fetish.

blacksho89@yahoo.com

8/13/2008 11:42:49 AM

mi luv yu long time, yu kiss good, yu no homo

buff_fan_69

8/13/2008 12:12:27 PM

Owner "Mi Sook Yoo"...? Appropriate name!

CasualObserver

8/13/2008 12:23:35 PM

Kathy-Lee

You are a very special woman

I don't mean special in a Mary-Tyler Moore way

Or, or a special in extra-value meal at Happy Burger way

No, no, no, no, no

I mean special like the song of the hummigbird

As it gets ready to find that female hummingbird

And make sweet love to it all night long

Just two hummingbirds moaning and rolling

And let their bodies caress and

Touch each other in extacy

Oh, Kathy-Lee

How I'd love to lay you down

And lick every inch of your body with my tongue

Kathy-Lee, you my sexual fantasy

How 'bout you and me

Get together and

Make, sweet, love...

FidelC

8/13/2008 9:31:58 AM

Too bad for Lancaster. He should have simply gone over to the Millennium Harvest House and pick up the older ladies for a few drinks. Would have avoided the arrest and would have spent less money.

sunrise

8/13/2008 1:00:15 PM

Technically there is little reason not to legalize this. It will happen legal or not. Just like weed, and abortions, it should/has to be regulated.

nofreebeer@hotmail.com

8/13/2008 1:42:14 PM

These things happen in Broomfield...

moresmilesplease

8/13/2008 2:22:33 PM

And murder! Just regulate and tax it.

blacksho89@yahoo.com

8/13/2008 3:05:40 PM

I thought this story was going to have a Happy Ending........

flyroddr

8/13/2008 3:50:15 PM

Um, who is this "Davenport"? Great editorial board, DC.

bill@bill.com

8/13/2008 7:43:55 PM

You can pollute the environment, killing millions, but don't sell sex, or they will find you.

J.Edgar Hoover lives!

GabeMc

8/13/2008 8:15:06 PM

Not to mention, good old J. Edgar was a total flamer who was owned by the mob, who owned a few photos of him on his knees servicing his buddy Tolson, or so the story goes. One reason he never gave much credence to the mob. But what a pretty dress!

mrjohnson

8/13/2008 8:31:20 PM

Just another *business* activity that could be bringing in millions of tax dollars......if regulated properly.

BTW - Asian Massage Parlors....are also known as AMP's (fyi)

ScreamingEagle

8/13/2008 9:13:18 PM

Mi so horrrrrny!

bouldersuks

8/14/2008 1:17:05 AM

and give the editor negative points for the late introduction of the mysterious "Davenport"

bouldersuks

8/14/2008 1:19:36 AM

Ewwwww! Just Ewwwww!

jazzwoman53

8/14/2008 7:48:58 AM

Don't worry none, I heard that Yoo's cousin, Mi Soo Horni, is going to reopen the place, and bring her niece, Mi Luv Ulontime, to head customer service

buff_fan_69

8/14/2008 9:39:49 AM

Just another reason Medicare shouldn't pay for viagra.

rungreger

8/14/2008 11:50:31 AM

Now if they only would have had Shasha, the Lotus eater and the password was Inspector Clouseau. And where was Inspector Dreyfus?

nuggethillrd@skyxpress.net

8/14/2008 12:02:17 PM

and the guy collecting the money is Mr. Hung Well.

sunrise

8/14/2008 12:14:10 PM

The other employee was Mi Fook Yoo? Sorry mods...couldn't resist.

johnbarleycorn

8/15/2008 11:44:36 AM

What is the crime? We have gang warfare, break-ins, people who drive like they don't know how, domestic violence and so forth. What's the point of doing this other than an easy bust, pardon the pun.

harrisonferrel

8/15/2008 1:42:36 PM

Election day is coming. Goodbye Klein

think_good_thoughts

8/15/2008 7:59:12 PM

Cops are dumb.

TurboPotato

8/17/2008 10:41:08 AM

This stuff only happens in Broomfield!!

susie_q

8/17/2008 9:20:11 PM

Wow money for sex hey guys we pay for one way or another rather it be buying dinner and movie or drinks and dancing. Lets face it we all pay for sex in one way or another hey its what women want and what women get. Go figure the oldest profession in history and yet here we are with an open exchange of money for sex had this been in the early 14th century it wouldnt be a money exchange but more like rabbit skins for sex.

tmichael5@msn.com

9/3/2008 12:03:45 PM