Two Tucson business owners were arrested Tuesday in connection with a money laundering and illegal prostitution investigation, says Tucson Police Sgt. Pete Dugan.
Sgt. Dugan said 69-year-old Charles Krause and 61-year-old Wenjuan Krause were arrested during a multi-agency warrant sting on May 3.
Investigators from Tucson Police, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Arizona Attorney General served multiple warrants in connection to a criminal investigation into illegal prostitution.
The agencies were notified of a possible prostitution ring and money laundering at Tui-Na Massage located at 2840 West Ina Road, said Dugan.
Detectives determined that multiple women were working at Tui-Na Massage and performing sexual acts for money. The owners of the business were aware of what was taking place and were receiving a portion of the money, said Dugan.
Owners Charles and Wenjuan Krause have been booked and charged with one count each of money laundering, receiving earnings of a prostitute and running a house of prostitution, said Dugan.
Search warrants were served at their business, their home in the 1500 block of West Periwinkle Place, and an additional home associated with the owners in the 3400 block of West Bardot Street.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.