Park Ave. massage parlor accused of prostitution; shut down inde - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Park Ave. massage parlor accused of prostitution; shut down indefinitely

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Danielle Turner (Photo Source: MPD) Danielle Turner (Photo Source: MPD)
Melanie Gibson (Photo Source: SCSO) Melanie Gibson (Photo Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A massage parlor in Memphis is boarded up after being accused of prostitution.

Lily's Spa on Park Avenue is now considered a public nuisance after police arrested three women at the spa and accused them of giving more than massages behind the spa's closed doors.

Police arrested 25-year-old Danielle Turner, 26-year-old Melanie Gibson, and 35-year-old Siren Lewis on charges of promoting prostitution, prostitution, impersonating a licensed professional, money laundering, and prohibited acts of an adult-oriented establishment.

According to court documents, the spa used online ads to get the attention of potential employees and customers. Some ads encouraged job-seekers with a background in "exotic entertainment" to apply.

The Shelby County Office of the District Attorney General added that the business posted ads for massage parlors and escort services on adult websites.

Investigators say the spa also offered an under-cover officer sexual services.

Turner, Gibson, and Lewis will appear in court March 25.

The spa has been closed indefinitely.

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