Inside the Investigation: Evidence Found in Fuji Massage Trash

By: Jessica Zartler Email
By: Jessica Zartler Email

Court documents have been unsealed in the investigation of a local massage parlor for prostitution and pimping.

New details from inside the investigation as the owner sits in jail.

The owner of Fuji Oriental Therapy Massage faced a judge today.

New documents released reveal this is not the first time she's been arrested for offering clients more than a massage.

On Friday a judge unsealed 58–year–old Nan O'reilly's arrest affidavit. The document sheds light on what the Grand Junction Police department was doing during their 11 month investigation.

Court documents show investigators tracked bank accounts, interviewed clients and even searched through the garbage for evidence that O'reilly was running a large operation selling sex.

Investigators say some people who walked into Fuji Oriental Therapy Massage just wanted a massage but were solicited for sex, and when they refused, they were kicked out.

We now know It was phone calls from those people and others in the community that sparked an investigation into the Horizon Drive business.

Court documents show police monitored surveillance video watching who was going in an out, got bank records, did background checks, sent undercover officers in and dug through trash pick–ups.

It's what they found that is now forming the case against Nan O'reilly and Suk Young Yu.

Prosecutors say surveillance video shows anything but regular hours, and bank records show thousands of dollars coming in, but very little being reported to the IRS.

Background checks show O'reilly has two prior arrests for pimping and prostitution in Colorado Springs and Michigan and 8 girls working for her also have prostitution charges on their record.

Investigators say they found some of the most compelling physical evidence in the garbage--dozens of used condoms.

Deputy District Attorney Dan Rubinstein says O'reilly and Yu were running a large operation with a lot of players.

"Anytime you have people living outside of the law for that many years it's a pretty dangerous situation."

Rubinstein says he's still pouring over 3,000 pages of evidence and this case is far from over but he says he's glad the doors at Fuji are closed.

"It's important for the safety of the community to prosecute cases like this," Rubinstein told 11 News on Friday.

Nan O'reilly asked a judge to lower her $250,000 bond Friday morning but was denied.

She's scheduled for another court appearance in January.

Suk Young Yu is out on bond.


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