PHX PD: House of prostitution leads to 3 arrests

Posted at 4:32 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 00:41:23-05

A business promoting itself as a health club was busted by police after an investigation uncovered it was actually "a house of prostitution," according to police.  

The Rose Garden Health Club, near 7th Street and Thomas Road, was owned and managed by Hanna Choe who was also living at the facility, according to a police report by the Phoenix Police Department.

Young Joo Chi, 58, also helped manage the establishment and also owned it. She told police she worked at the business for about nine years.

Grace Hyecha Yeom, 53, was also identified by police and customers as an employee of the business. Court documents said witnesses told police that she committed multiple acts of prostitution.

Customers also contacted the department to inform them that they had visited the location to engage in sexual acts with the women.

All three were taken into custody by police.

Choe and Chi both face charges of maintaining a house of prostitution and the illegal control of an enterprise; Yeom faces those same charges, along with three additional charges of prostitution.