Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


June 13, 2013

Alleged madam arrested in Ballardvale; Sting operation shuts down illicit massage parlor

Sting operation results in illicit massage parlor closure


Detectives in North Andover advised Andover police to contact the state Division of Industrial Accidents, which can help shut down businesses involved in criminal misconduct.

At around 3 p.m. June 6, Carriere called Qui’s Body Work and set up a massage for 4:30 p.m. He took $120 given to him by Lane. Carriere entered the building at 4:25 p.m., as Lane, Detective David Milne and two officers from the Department of Industrial Accidents stood by.

Carriere was met by a female, later identified as Yu Chen, and led to a room where he was stripped of his clothing down to his underwear and provided a towel for his midsection, according to the report.

Carriere received “a full-body massage for the first half hour,” the report said. “At this time, Chen pulled off (Carriere’s) towel and removed his underwear and attempted to touch his genital area. At this time, Officer Carriere identified himself as an Andover police officer and requested officers respond to this location.”

Yu Chen was placed under arrest and handcuffed. In the lobby area, on a desk, was the $120 Lane had given to Carriere along with a ledger of business activities.

During the investigation, a man from Beverly came to the door. When asked by police why he was there, he became “visibly shaken and stated he has used this (phone) number on recent occasions at an address located adjacent to the Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers.”

Robert Fasulo, an investigator with the Department of Industrial Accidents, said Danvers police had recently shut down the Danvers location for the same violations.

The man from Beverly was told to leave and not return. Danvers police detectives could not be reached Tuesday afternoon as The Townsman went to press.

Fasulo taped a sign to the door of Qui’s Body Work stating that the business had been shut down under his authorization.

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