A husband and wife have been charged following the raid of a suspected massage parlor and prostitution house in Plymouth.
Charged were David Endicott and Xiaomin Endicott-Feng, of 132 W. Broadway St.
Both posted bond Thursday night. Their next court date is scheduled for Monday morning.
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"The female was charged with prostitution and the male was charged with complicity to prostitution," said Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Josh Querin. "Both are misdemeanors. We do have some evidence that needs to be processed and there may be more charges filed later once we get that evidence processed."
Querin said there is plenty of evidence to pour through.
"We have some computers that need to be processed and we are not sure at this time what those computers will contain," he said.
If names of customers are found, could that lead to additional charges?
"Absolutely," Querin said.
"We just have to wait on that evidence. It is going to take several weeks. It's been taken to the technicians and they are working on it as we speak."
Querin said it was a successful operation with positive results. He said the house has been in operation "a few months."
"I think the community in Plymouth, the neighbors specifically, are grateful they have been removed and the operation shut down," he said about the arrests.
A raid by six area law enforcement agencies Thursday led to the arrests.
Involved were the Plymouth Police Department, Huron and Richland county sheriff's offices, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, ATF and ICE.
"All of us hit it at the same time," Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said at the scene. "No one entity had the lead."
Authorities arrived just before 1 p.m. Howard said investigators searched for evidence of sex-related violations and "the proceeds of all possible activities that are sexual in nature."
"The early information is the girl was running a massage parlor," Howard said about an adult female Chinese "national."
Erie County Children Services took custody of the Chinese woman's daughter.
Huron County Juvenile and Probate Court Administrator Chris Mushett said his office had not received any information on the girl as of Friday afternoon.
Chief Deputy Ted Patrick said his department has been involved since receiving a request for assistance from the Plymouth Police Department.
"We have interviewed a couple of the patrons and learned along with the massages they were getting some sexual favors, as well," Patrick said.