Onondaga Co. District Attorney’s message after 2 spas shut down for prostitution

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ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick says the county’s goal is to stop quality-of-life disruptions to neighborhoods, much like those that led to multiple massage parlors to be shut down due to prostitution.

Neighborhood complaints drove investigations and the shut-down of Lilac Spa across from CNS High School, and the next day, Ming Spa in Solvay due to similar complaints. It is believed that the spas had the same owner. 

Fitzpatrick says they’re working to not only shut down the illegal massage parlors, but also protect sex workers, get them into treatment and get enough evidence to persecute sex traffickers.  

According to Fitzpatrick, the goals of District Attorneys in dealing with these types of cases:

  1. Stop the quality of life disruptions to neighborhoods.
  2. Protect the sex workers and get them into treatment or services.
  3. Get enough evidence to go after the sex traffickers.

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