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BRACEVILLE, Ohio - Two employees from Rose Spa appeared in Newton Falls court on Monday at 9 a.m.

Onsite manager, 69-year-old Sun Cha Chae, who was charged with promoting prostitution was instructed to surrender her passport, and bond was set at $1500. 

56-year old employee Kyong Hwa Nguyen's was arraigned. The surety bond was posted at $1,000 and she surrendered her passport.

Property owner Ted Kolacz is to appear in Trumbull County Court at 1:30 p.m. on April 12 for a nuisance abatement hearing.

Police executed a search warrant April 4 at the Rose Spa on Route 5 near Interstate 80.

"Probably for the last six weeks, we've been investigating complaints of prostitution here at this business," said Chief Bill Garro.

Garro said when police arrived, they found a male customer inside.

"And the officers that entered this business observed one of the employees and this customer engaged in a sexual act upon our arrival," he said.

The customer had an anxiety attack at the scene, but was treated by a medical unit and was allowed to leave the business.

Police later told 21 News that one woman was not charged with any crime. She was just visiting a friend.

"I found some beds back here. They do stay here for days at a time, but talking with several employees here, they say they don't live here but stay here several days per week," Garro said.

This is the second time this spa has been raided. The last time was over the summer under a different name and different ownership.

"It looked to be a different ownership group ... different than what we encountered the first time. but it looks like it's the same type of activity going on here," Garro said.

Authorities confiscated $8,000, a surveillance system, and condoms that were hidden in containers in the kitchen and bedroom.

They also froze two bank accounts the business was using. The spa is now completely boarded up.

Chief Garro said he's always concerned about human trafficking and that will be part of this investigation.

"It has to be looked at because I don't want anyone here being held against their will doing what they're doing here," Garro said.

The property's owner, Ted Kolacz has not been criminally charged but received nuisance abatement papers and has to appear at an April 12 hearing in Trumbull County Court.

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