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Undercover officers arrest three after discovering alleged basement brothel in Bayside

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Three Queens residents were arrested in Bayside after undercover officers were allegedly offered a massage and sexual intercourse in exchange for cash.

On April 21 at around 6:40 p.m., two undercover officers entered the basement of a building on 45th Drive off Bell Boulevard and spoke with Cheolryong Shin, a 31-year-old Flushing resident, according to criminal complaints provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office on May 7.

Shin allegedly told the officers he was the manager of the location and had two female employees willing to perform sexual intercourse and a full body massage for $160.

Ting Ting Wen, 27, and Yan Yan Hong, 40, agreed to perform the acts within basement massage rooms, according to prosecutors. Officers then placed Shin, Wen and Hong under arrest.

Shin, who lives in Flushing, was charged with promotion of prostitution. Wen, who lived at the site of the bust, and Hong, a Flushing resident, were each charged with prostitution and unauthorized practice of profession.

According to public records, New Angel Relaxing Inc. registered with the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS) at the location in November 2017.

Shin is due back in court on June 4. Wen and Hong are each scheduled to reappear on May 11.

This is an active investigation, an NYPD spokesperson noted. Officers from the 111th Precinct were involved in the sting.

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