LAFAYETTE, Colo. -
Employees of a Lafayette massage parlor are under investigation for prostitution after customers told police they paid for sexual favors there, according to a search warrant.
The Boulder County Drug Task Force began investigating Body Fitness Massage, 550 W. South Boulder Road, in October after someone told Lafayette police something seemed to be "suspicious," the warrant said.
Investigators began surveillance, and reported the following:
On March 4, officers saw a man park his car in front of a nearby bowling alley, then walk to the massage parlor. Detective David Self stopped the man when he left an hour later.
"I told the male that I suspected there was more than massages going on," Self wrote in the warrant.
After some prodding about why he parked outside a different business, the man admitted that his masseuse asked if he wanted a "happy ending," then performed a sex act, Self wrote. He said he'd been to the parlor three times in the past year and had received "sexual contact from a lady inside the parlor on the last two occasions."
A week later, an officer contacted another man leaving the business. That man parked about 200 yards away and also admitted to receiving more than a massage, adding: "It is happening everywhere."
He said his masseuse offered him "something extra," and he agreed to pay $40 more for "the special."
When officers searched the business March 17, they recovered passports, a digital camera, paperwork and thousands of dollars in cash, according to court documents.
No one has been arrested in the case, but sheriff's Cmdr. Tommy Sloan said the task force hopes to issue arrest warrants for two employees in the next few weeks.
The owners, who couldn't be reached Wednesday, live out of state and have denied knowledge of any wrongdoing, Sloan said.