Clinic still open despite being raided in sting

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake A woman who answered a business line Tuesday for the Royal clinic said it’s still open, but she declined to give her name or comment on the arrests. Don Plance, whose doctor’s office is just down the hall from the clinic, said he has seen men – and only men – entering the business since the arrest, and that customers were going in and out just two days after the bust. “It’s kind of become sort of a joke with our patients,” he said. The Royal clinic is just past the Montrose Shopping Park, a quaint stretch with cafes and shops now decorated for the holidays. The Integrative clinic is in the shopping park, above a party supply store. “Last I heard there is nothing operating up there at the moment,” said John Drayman, vice president of the Montrose Shopping Park Association. “I don’t know for a fact. Actually, I’m quite curious to know.” MONTROSE – Despite being raided by police earlier this month during a prostitution sting that netted four arrests, a Montrose acupuncture clinic was still open for business Tuesday. The Police Department continues to investigate the Royal Acupuncture Clinic and a connected business a few blocks away called the Integrative Pain Clinic. City officials said they could revoke the businesses’ massage permits depending on what police recommend when their investigation ends. On Dec. 1, police arrested Feng Wen Liu, 56, and Li Juan Sun, 48, at the Royal clinic at 2520 Honolulu Ave., Suite 175; and Qing Wang, 46, and Mei Ling Yu, 45, at the Integrative clinic at 2233 Honolulu Ave., Suite 301. The women were booked on suspicion of prostitution. Police believe Wang is the owner or manager of at least one of the businesses, and she was also booked on suspicion of operating a house of prostitution. The arrests came after police received complaints and investigated over the last few months, with undercover officers pretending to be customers, police Lt. Gary Montecuollo said. In at least four incidents, workers at the businesses offered sexual favors for money. “It’s such a contrast to our town,” Drayman said. “We always feel that the aura of Norman Rockwell is sort of floating right above the street.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more