Women accused in illegal Massapequa massage operation
BY MATTHEW CHAYES | firstname.lastname@example.org
Two unlicensed masseuses from Queens have been accused of massaging undercover detectives in Massapequa, then offering to have sex with them for money, Nassau police said Saturday night.
State law requires people practicing massage therapy to be licensed.
Patricia E. Gomez, of 118th Street in Kew Gardens, and Shirley Valencia, of 21st Road in Whitestone, were arrested earlier in the afternoon on charges of prostitution and giving massages without a license, police said.
The women, both 36, worked at Center Spa, a massage parlor at 30 E. New York Ave., said Officer Joan Eames, a Nassau police spokeswoman.
Eames explained the illicit choices given by Gomez and Valencia.
"You can either have sexual intercourse for $200 or oral sex for $100," Eames said.
Eames said the women made the offer separately to detectives at separate times on the same day.
A phone number for the massage parlor could not be immediately located.
The women are to be arraigned Sunday at First District Court, police said.