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Third woman charged in connection to alleged prostitution at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter

Posted: 11:43 AM, Apr 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-16 08:52:56-04
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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.-- A third woman has been charged in connection to an alleged prostitution ring at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter.

Lei Chen, 43, was arrested Saturday by the Jupiter Police Department. She made her first appearance on Sunday morning.

Chen faces several charges, including one felony count of deriving support from prostitution, and eight misdemeanor counts of offer to commit prostitution.

The Orchids of Asia Day Spa is the same massage parlor in Jupiter where it's alleged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paid for illicit sex. Kraft faces two misdemeanor charges of soliciting another to commit prostitution for the alleged offense.

Investigators claim to have observed Chen engaged in prostitution eight times between Jan. 18, 2019 to Jan. 21, 2019, using hidden surveillance cameras installed as part of a "sneak and peek" warrant. According to the arrest affidavit, law enforcement identified various bank accounts with approximately $2,900 in Chen's name.

Two other women, 58-year-old Hua Zhang and 39-year-old Lei Wang were previously charged in connection to the massage parlor. Wang is facing multiple charges including soliciting, enticing, and procuring others to commit prostitution, and Zhang is facing multiple charges of soliciting, enticing, and procuring others to commit prostitution.

We reached out to the Jupiter Police Department for more information on Chen's arrest, and are awaiting a response.

Chen's next court appearance is scheduled for May 13.

READ THE ARREST AFFADAVIT HERE:

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