Town Officials seek to revoke business licenses after Highland Police allege owners were engaging in prostitution
October 26, 2018-After a law enforcement raid yesterday, two spa/nail salons in Highland were open for business today. According to Commander John Banasiak of the Highland Police Department, two raids were conducted by local, county, state and federal officials yesterday afternoon after an investigation possible human trafficking and prostitution that spanned several months. Two arrests were made but details of any charges have not been released.
The address of the raids was not provided, but building officials placed notices on Relax Spa, 8501 Kennedy Avenue and Happy Feet Spa, 3907-09 45th Avenue.
According to a pair of notices obtained via the Indiana Public Records Act, Town officials put the businesses on notice that they would seek to revoke their business licenses. Each notice states that the reason for the revocation is “The Town of Highland Police, after ongoing investigation, found the . . . owner/operator . . . to be engaging in prostitution.” (See notices below)
According to the notices, Relax Spa is owned by Xongxi Li, Ying Li (Cindy), and Xiaoj iao Zhou (Lucy). The building is owned by the Irene A. Holinga Revocable Trust. The business owners are scheduled to appear at a hearing at Highland Town Hall regarding the license revocation on Saturday October 27, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
Happy Feet Spa is owned by Ocean Star, Inc. and Halin He was cited as the responsible individual. Happy Feet Spa and Halin He are to appear for a hearing at the Town Hall on Saturday October 27, 2018 at 10:00 am.
All hearings are open to the public. All criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal charge is not evidence of guilt.
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