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Prostitution sting targets Roane spa

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By Cindy Simpson

A Roane County spa was searched Friday as part of an ongoing investigation into organized prostitution and human trafficking.
Kristin Helm with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed that a Rockwood spa on Old Patton Lane was one of the locations targeted.
Sheriff Jack Stockton said the Roane County Sheriff Office helped execute the search warrant at Interstate Spa.
“No one was arrested that night,” Stockton said.
District Attorney Russell Johnson said no one has been charged.
Helm said that during the searches launched across East Tennessee, “Teams worked to identify suspects and victims and gathered evidence from the businesses associated with the case.”
“In some cases, the businesses were padlocked through restraining orders, she added.
TBI is also working with the Federal Homeland Security and the Tennessee Department of  Health Board of Massage Licensure.
Helms said anyone with information about possible illegal activity is urged to contact the Department of Health Board of Massage Licensure.
Anyone with information about prostitution or human trafficking in general is urged to call TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463.)
Helm said TBI did make one arrest on four counts of promoting prostitution. The Murfreesboro Police Department arrested Ki Ran Han, 67, on those charges.
The investigation is ongoing.