Texas massage parlor busted after hundreds of condoms clog pipes

AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — A husband and wife accused of running a prostitution ring posing as a massage parlor in northwest Austin were revealed after hundreds of condoms clogged part of their sewage system.

On Feb. 7, a detective was assigned to investigate Jade Massage Therapy, at 11416 N. Farm to Market 620 — near Anderson Mill Road — after getting a tip from the property’s management company about possible prostitution at the massage parlor. It was the second such tip the Austin Police Department had received in the last three months.

The company said they had recently taken over the property and became aware of the problem when an industrial waste disposal unit connecting the property to the city sewer became clogged and destroyed by the condoms, according to a police affidavit.

Several tenants had already contacted the company, concerned that prostitution was taking place at Jade Massage. Investigators found that husband and wife Joseph Emery, 54, and Juan Wang, 49, were listed as the tenants for the business.

Police found that just two days before, on Feb. 5, Wang was stopped during security screening at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport after a number of small duct-taped bundles of cash were found in her carry-on luggage, totaling $30,000.


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