Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date September 10, 2004
Contact Sgt. Bruce Loftus
Phone (951) 320-8115
Fax (951) 320-8138


Prostitution Arrest

Riverside, Ca- On Thursday September 9, 2004 investigators from the Riverside Police Department Vice Unit conducted an under cover operation at 3828 La Sierra Avenue reference a non-permitted massage establishment. The Chief of Police had previously denied a request for a permit at this establishment. However, the business “Oriental Acupuncture Therapy” continued to operate without the proper city permits.

An undercover investigator went into the business for a massage and was solicited by a female employee, Shujun Yang 44 of Monterey Park for prostitution. Ms Yang was arrested at the scene and was cited for PC 647(b), Solicitation for Prostitution. The business was closed for operating without the proper permits. The University of California Riverside Police Department (UCRPD) and the University Neighborhood Enhancement Team (U.N.E.T.) also assisted in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Bruce Loftus (909) 320-8115.