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Local spa investigated for prostitution, possible human trafficking

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FENTON, MI (WNEM) -

A local spa has been temporarily shut down and TV5 has learned it's being investigated for prostitution and possible human trafficking.

The investigation began after Fenton police began receiving complaints this fall of prostitution taking place at Lake Spa, located at 1490 Torrey Road.

Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro coordinated an investigation involving Fenton police, State Police, and other law enforcement authorities and uncovered acts of prostitution being offered to customers of the spa.

Based upon the preliminary results of the investigation, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton filed a complaint in Genesee County Circuit Court under Michigan's nuisance abatement law asking the court to issue the temporary restraining order to allow his office to padlock the building to prevent any further activity at the location.

"We will not tolerate this sort of illegal activity in our community," said Leyton. "These types of establishments will be enjoined from continuing their operations and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent allowed under the law."

Leyton continued, stating that "A very real concern of ours is that this situation could involve a human trafficking operation involving young girls brought here for the purpose of prostitution and other exploitation."

Authorities said their investigation continues in this case. Stay with WNEM.com and TV5 as we learn further details on this story.

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