Police arrested a local woman Tuesday night on charges by Fayetteville police that she ran a massage parlor there as a prostitution business for 18 months.
Angel Ming Lin, 46, is named in an arrest warrant that Fayetteville police swore out Monday. It accuses her of promoting prostitution for profit and keeping a place for prostitution at a massage business called Sunshine Studios on Hope Mills Road.
A detective wrote in the warrant that investigators believe Lin "did allow and have advertised on the internet 2013 Hope Mills Road, a.k.a. Sunshine Studios, as a place for illicit massage services...."
The warrant charges that prostitution went on from January 2017 through the day the warrant was issued.
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Police said there is "multiple eyewitness testimony that male clientele received sexual services for the exchange of money."
Lin owns the property where the parlor is and was photographed several times at the business, police said.
Raleigh police arrested Lin about 9:45 p.m. in the 600 block of South McDowell Street, according to Wake County records.
A magistrate set her bail at $1 million and ordered her to surrender her passport and not to go outside the state without permission from a judge.
Sunshine Studios is not currently listed as a business name in North Carolina, according to the Secretary of State's office.
The address where police said it operates is in a row of single-family houses that have been converted to businesses.
Lin is listed as the president of two Raleigh companies – Jade Garden Asian Bistro Inc. at 1207 Hillsborough St. and Golden City Construction Inc., which the Better Business Bureau lists as having its offices at the same address.
The companies are listed as having their corporate offices at a house on Black Maple Drive in Raleigh.
Lin is not listed as an owner of the business building or the house.
When she was booked into the Wake County Detention Center, Lin gave her address as 3933 Valley Court in Raleigh. Wake County records list no 3933 on Valley Court or East Valley Court.
The address that police used when they obtained the arrest warrant was on Valley Court in Winston-Salem.