Two alleged El Sobrante brothels shut down

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One of two massage parlors suspected of being brothels in El Sobrante (Photos courtesy of the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff)

Two suspected brothels in El Sobrante were shut down after citizen complaints led to investigations by the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff.

The citizen complaints were about massage parlors Country Costa Massage in the 4400 block of Appian Way and at We Spa in the 3900 block of San Pablo Dam Road, the sheriff’s office said. Following investigations by detectives from the Special Investigations Unit, warrants were executed on both locations on Thursday, Oct. 26.

During the searches, evidence of illegal brothel activities was found at both locations,” according to the sheriff’s office. “Cash was seized and seven arrests were made for prostitution, pimping, pandering, and conspiracy. All suspects were booked at the [Martinez Detention Facility].”

The investigation is ongoing.

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