.

3 Women Arrested in Undercover Prostitution Sting in Crystal Lake

Three Crystal Lake women were arrested for prostitution on Wednesday. A fourth woman was charged with not having a massage license following an undercover operation at three massage and spa businesses.

Top, L to R: Chom Peloquin, Sun Guifen. Bottom, L to R: Liu Huang, Lijuan Pan. Photo: CLPD
Top, L to R: Chom Peloquin, Sun Guifen. Bottom, L to R: Liu Huang, Lijuan Pan. Photo: CLPD
Three Crystal Lake women have been arrested for prostitution as the result of an undercover operation by the Crystal Lake Police Department. 

Crystal Lake Police conducted a sting operation at three businesses on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

They were assisted by officers from the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Kane County Sheriff's Office, and agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to a news release issued by Crystal Lake Police Cmdr. Dan Dziewior. 

The investigation focused on three Crystal Lake businesses operating as day spas or massage facilities, Dziewior said. 

The investigation was prompted by citizens complaining of suspicious and, at times, suspected criminal activity.

Officers acting in an undercover capacity posed as customers at the following businesses, all located within Crystal Lake:

  • Marigolds Massage, 2 Crystal Lake Plaza
  • Blue Sky Spa, 631 North Route 31
  • Aleda Massage, 1500 Carlemont Drive

During transactions at these businesses, employees engaged in sexual acts with undercover officers in exchange for payment, Dziewior said.

"There was no offer, verbal or otherwise (by the undercover officers), but the offenders (the women) began to perform acts, and were immediately stopped and placed under arrest," Dziewior said.

All four women were found to not possess a valid Illinois Massage License as required, he said. Three were charged with prostitution.

This investigation culminated in the arrests of the following women:

  • Chom Peloquin, 56, of Crystal Lake: Charged with prostitution and violation of the Illinois Massage Licensing Act.
  • Sun Guifen, 49, of Crystal Lake: Charged with a violation of the Illinois Massage Licensing Act.
  • Li Huang, 43, of Crystal Lake: Charged with prostitution and a violation of the Illinois Massage Licensing Act. 
  • Lijuan Pan, 48, of Crystal Lake: Charged with prostitution and violation of the Illinois Massage Licensing Act. 

Additional charges and arrests are expected as numerous violations of city Ordinances pertaining to building codes were also discovered, Dziewior said. 



"Like" Crystal Lake-Cary Patch Facebook




Bob Taylor December 13, 2013 at 08:01 AM
These arrestees are good examples of the social types that show up after all the houses, condos and strip malls are built.
McCloud December 13, 2013 at 09:41 AM
No happy ending here.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »