San Mateo massage parlor busted for prostitution

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The San Mateo Police Department busted a massage parlor suspected of being a brother. According to the department, they sent two undercover officers to ask for massages and were offered sex for money. 

SMPD served a search warrant at the business at 2 p.m. on Friday. Further investigation confirms that prostitution was occurring at the business. 

Liping Yao, 43, the owner of the business located at 100 block of De Anza Boulevard, was accused by SMPD of negotiating sexual acts for money, She was arrested for prostitution and maintaining a brothel. 

Yao and another employee who was present during the warrant execution were offered human trafficking resources. 

“The San Mateo Police Department is aware of the dangers and evils of human trafficking and remains committed to ensuring the safety of all our community members,” SNPD said.

Police advised the public that if they believe someone is being trafficked, they should contact law enforcement rather than attempting to rescue the victim.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.