Norwalk police arrested three prostitutes Friday in an undercover sting operation at a spa in the city.
Police investigating complaints about prostitution at Nirvana Spa at 181 Main Street executed a search and seizure warrant at the business on Friday after an undercover officer was offered "a sexual act for money."
Norwalk police charged Joo Yoon Kyung, 56, of Flushing, New York, with third-degree promoting prostitution, Hye Kyong Newman, 60, of Commerce, Colorado, with second-degree promoting prostitution and permitting prostitution and Soon Shin Chong, 66, of Flushing, New York, with practicing massage therapy without a license, prostitution and promoting third-degree prostitution.
Police seized $10,635 at the spa and a 2010 Subaru Outback station wagon.
Police held the three women in custody on $2,500 bonds. Norwalk police said that Kyung has previous arrests on record for offenses related to prostitution in New York State. Newman also was arrested multiple times on prostitution charges in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia and New York.