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Undercover sex sting yields arrests at Vista spa

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VISTA (CNS) - Three women were arrested for suspicion of prostitution at a Vista spa in an undercover sex sting operation conducted by San Diego County sheriff's deputies, authorities said Tuesday.

Deputies were investigating allegations of illegal prostitution at Transcend Spa in the 1000 block of Sycamore Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sgt. Joe Mata of San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.

Reports alleged a high volume of men visited the spa throughout the day and there were complaints of prostitution activity from female masseuses at the spa, Mata said.

Three men were interviewed and released. Three women were arrested at the spa and taken to sheriff's Vista Station for processing and interviews.

Lin Lin Zheng, 54, proprietor of the business, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful touching, no proper ledgers, unlawful advertisement and not having the correct business insurance.

Zhi Tan, 48, and Xinhui Lu Vincent, 39, were arrested for suspicion of violating various municipal code provisions.

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