Massage Parlor Bust

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

Grand Junction Police and several other agencies have arrested the owner of Fuji Massage on Horizon Drive. Nan O'Reilly is facing charges of pimping, keeping a place of prostitution, and promoting sexual immorality. The owner is also facing additional charges of tax evasion.

Police have confirmed an arrest warrant has also been issued for Suk Yu in connection with O'Reilly's charges. The Grand Junction Police Department says it knows of other massage parlor's that have similar agendas and they are anticipating making more arrests. All affidavit's and arrest warrants in this case have been sealed by the district attorney's office.

News Release from Grand Junction Police:
(Grand Junction, CO)- On Thursday, November 20, the Grand Junction Police Department, along with several local, state, and federal agencies, executed search warrants in connection with an investigation into Fuji Oriental Therapy Massage, at 762 Horizon Dr. in Grand Junction. The 10 month investigation resulted in the arrest of 58-year-old Nan O’Reilly, the owner of the business. She is charged with racketeering (class 2 felony), pimping (class 3 felony), tax evasion (class 5 felony), keeping a place of prostitution (class 2 misdemeanor), and promoting sexual immorality (class 2 misdemeanor). She was booked into the Mesa County Jail on a $250,000 bond. O’Reilly has owned and operated Fuji Oriental Therapy Massage in Grand Junction for the last 14 years.

While the search warrants were being served in Grand Junction, another search warrant was simultaneously being served at another home in Colorado Springs that is connected to this investigation. At this time the U.S. Attorney’s Office has filed a petition to seize more than $1-million in assets. Those assets were either being used in connection with the crimes or were purchased with proceeds from the crimes.

Early this year, the Grand Junction Police Department identified prostitution and related crimes as growing threats to the quality of life in Grand Junction. This information was developed from citizen complaints about massage parlors in Grand Junction and information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In February our investigators starting looking into prostitution crimes in Grand Junction, including “street walking”, online escort services, and massage parlors.
In June, Governor Bill Ritter signed Colorado Senate Bill 08-219 into law. That bill will require massage parlors to be licensed starting in April 2009. GJPD has also been in discussions with the city attorney concerning the implementation of a local ordinance involving the regulation of massage parlors within the city limits.

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