Two women in Belmont were arrested and charged with prostitution on Wednesday, September 21, after they allegedly solicited undercover officers for sex. The first woman was arrested at Queens Body Works on Trapelo Road in Belmont, and the second woman was taken into custody at New Moon Body Works massage parlor on Belmont Street.
According to the Belmont Police department, they had received complaints that both businesses were fronts for prostitution, and were advertising online. Belmont Police Lt. Richard Santangelo said, "I think it was more people in the neighborhood seeing things that just didn't look quite right. Guys going in there who didn't really look like they were there for a massage type of thing."
Rafaelo Brukian, a local shop owner, was also suspicious and said that "everybody closes here early, and they are still open." During the sting each undercover officer was solicited for sex at each establishment before they took the women into custody. Both women were charged with sexual conduct for a fee.
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