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Pair charged in prostitution raid at Monroe massage parlor

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MONROE — Police said two New York City women were arrested after a raid at a Monroe massage parlor.

Thirty-six-year-old Lian Hua Song and 50-year-old Jin Meilua, both of Queens, were charged with practicing massage therapy without a license. Song was also charged with prostitution.

Police seized video and business records in Wednesday’s raid on Healthy Massage in Monroe, which they said was a front for prostitution.

Capt. Michael Flick said the investigation was prompted by numerous Internet posts describing illegal sexual activities happening at the business.

Both women posted $500 bail and are slated to be arraigned July 23 at Superior Court in Bridgeport.

It’s not clear what the women’s responses to the allegations are. Phone listings for them couldn’t be found, and it’s not clear if they have lawyers.