Police: Darien Prostitution Ring Busted, 3 Arrested

Darien police, with help from state police and the federal Department of Homeland Security, arrested the owner of Sunrise Health Theraputic Massage on the Post Road and two employees in what police say was a prostitution business.

Darien Police, working with state police and fedaral authorities, charged the owner of Sunrise Health Theraputic Massage, 800 Post Rd., Unit 3C, with promoting prostitution and arrested two of his employees.

Arrested were Fu Xu, a 49, of Elmhurst, NY; Fenjiao Gao, 43, of Flushing, NY, who was not charged with prostitution; and Xiuguin Lu, 45, also from Flushing.

The arrests, announced Friday afternoon, came after a joint investigation Darien police undertoook with state police and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE and a part of the Department of Homeland Security.

Darien Police Detective Mark Capelli said in a news release that the Police Department’s patrol division "developed information that patrons of Sunrise Health were being offered sex acts in exchange for money." That tip sparked a four-month investigation in which police used undercover informants, with help from the State Police-Statewide Organized Crime Investigation Task Force and ICE.

As a result of the investigation, police seized $4,500 in cash which they found in the business, along with a vehicle used to transport the female employees.

The owner, Fu Xu, was charged with promoting prostitution, permitting prostitution and three counts of employing unlicensed massage therapists;  Fenjiao Gao was charged with interfering with a police officer and practicing massage without a license; Xiuguin Lu was charged with two counts of prostitution and three counts of practicing massage without a license. 

Xu was held on a $5,000 bond, Lu on a $20,000 bond and Gao on a $1,000 bond. Earch were taken to state Superior Court in Stamford on Friday. Their next court appearances are scheduled for Dec. 10.

sebastian dangerfield November 30, 2012 at 06:44 PM
wonder how they are gonna link the football team to this?
David Gurliacci (Editor) November 30, 2012 at 06:56 PM
I should explain (as an alternative to deleting this comment) that it's a tongue-in-cheek statement stemming from comment threads elsewhere on Darien Patch about the relevance of certain incidents to the recent urination incident at the Turkey Bowl this year. So no one actually suspects the football team of having anything to do with this.
RM November 30, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Thank God they took care of this on a Friday afternoon. Now could all the homeland security people go over to the intersection of Corbin and Rt 1 to control the traffic on this Friday afternoon?
Sarah Lister November 30, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Well that wasn't a happy ending to their business.
Cath November 30, 2012 at 07:50 PM
What I want to know is who is frequenting this establishment when all the men here seem to have trophy wives? Also, Fu Xu looks like such a bad ass! haha
sebastian dangerfield November 30, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Fuxu is a decent hard working immigrant. Fuxu is going to be my new screen name. Hope that , that is ok?
sebastian dangerfield November 30, 2012 at 10:31 PM
The arrests came within a short period of time after the Turkey Bowl. The comment doesnt violate any terms as far as I know. And my point of view is to defend the team rather than allow cheap shots such as guilt by super thin guilt by association type of mentality. So, hopefully Patch wont become thin skinned, about things, when they dont feel any obligation to treat community members with more objectivity.
Itsui Yakomitsu November 30, 2012 at 10:50 PM
I'm hearing that a local Wall Street guy refused top pay the agreed upon price, and then blew the whistle on this much needed service in town.
Dan Miller November 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Tom December 01, 2012 at 04:04 AM
When will the client list be published?
Glasshouse December 01, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Lucas is right. The timing of the arrests is very close to the time of the turkey bowl. I'm sure that this is being investigated as we speak over at DPCC (Darien police country club).
Mr. Spazi December 03, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Couple of comments. The gal arrested for prostitution, was not exactly a looker so I wonder how many clients actually took her up on her offer. Were females customers solicited? That would add a interesting dimension to this scandal. Imagine the scandal this would have in town if they release the John/Jane list and it's mostly female? Imagine the letter to the editor from Walter Casey if somebody suffered a heart attack during the act and Post 53 arrives but is unable to save the Jane/John??
Jack of all ? December 06, 2012 at 11:31 PM
i like this sight. you people are funny.
Jack of all ? December 06, 2012 at 11:33 PM
DPCC Glasshouse? that might stick!


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