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Woman charged with prostitution after compliance inspection at Blue Sky in St. Charles

Published: Monday, April 28, 2014 10:45 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:21 a.m. CST
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Hui Zhang

ST. CHARLES – A woman was charged with prostitution Friday after the St. Charles Police Department conducted a massage license compliance inspection at Blue Sky, 1700 Lincoln Highway, Suite J.

At 1:15 p.m. Friday, an undercover officer entered the business, paid for – and was provided – a 30-minute massage from the lone female employee, according to a St. Charles police news release.

After completing the massage, the female – Hui Zhang, 41, of Chicago – negotiated with the officer to perform a sexual act for an additional $60, the release states. Zhang took steps toward performing the act, at which point the officer advised he would not go through with it and proceeded to exit the business, the release said.

Zhang was arrested and charged with prostitution immediately afterward without incident by members of an operation surveillance team.

Zhang posted $150 cash bond and was released, pending a court appearance at 9 a.m. May 15 at Kane County Branch Court in St. Charles.

This is the second prostitution-related arrest in St. Charles this month. On April 17, Chang-Li Wang, 47, was charged with two Class A misdemeanors, prostitution and violation of the massage licensing act, following an incident at H.H. Health Care Therapy, 525 S. Tyler Road, Unit O.

The April 17 arrest was the result of a citizen's complaint about possible suspicious activity at the business, police said. It is not related to Friday's arrest, said Lisa Blackwell, St. Charles police spokeswoman.

"Just like tobacco and liquor compliance checks, we do massage parlor checks routinely, and it's an ongoing task our department does," Blackwell said.

Anyone can report suspicious activity at a business or elsewhere to St. Charles police at 630-377-4435.

Confidential information may be submitted via the city of St. Charles website under the Drug & Crime Tip Hotline link, or by calling 866-378-4267.

"If you're going to frequent a massage place, make sure it's reputable," Blackwell said.

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