Owner of spa faces prostitution charges

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — The owner of Connecticut day spa located across the street from town hall and close to a police station is facing prostitution charges.

Hamden police said Monday that 55-year-old Jianwei Zhang, owner of the Kismet Day Spa, was arrested last week and charged with engaging in and permitting prostitution on the premises.

The Randolph, Massachusetts woman was detained on a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on Jan. 27.

Capt. Ronald Smith said in a release that police started investigating after they received information that prostitution had been occurring at the site.

No one answered the phone at the spa.

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