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Northland massage parlor owner charged with promoting prostitution

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After a two-month long undercover investigation, a Kansas City man has been charged with running a prostitution ring.

The investigation began when a Homeland Security agent asked about a private bachelor party at a business that advertised massages.

Tho Huu Nguyen, who identified himself as "Skylor," has been charged as an accomplice to promoting prostitution and attempt to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

According to court documents, many male customers frequented the business, known as Serenity, in the 500 Block of Northwest Englewood Road in the Northland.

Court records show that "Skylor" told the undercover agent a bachelor party would cost $250 per person.

That price included the building space, massage, shower and a sexual act described in the court documents.

According to court records, for an additional $200 men could have sex with the women. The man known as "Skylor" also promised "four eight balls of cocaine."

Vinh Chi Luong, also known as "Vincent," who owns Serenity, is also facing a charge of promoting prostitution. Investigators said they used computer and cell phone records to connect Luong to the business.

Authorities said Luong and another man picked up women from the Kansas City International Airport to work at Serenity.

During an interview with one of the women working at Serenity, officers said Lamthu Thi Tran admitted to a long history of prostitution arrests and convictions. Tran was charged with prostitution.

Investigators said Tran also admitted that she was involved in a nationwide prostitution ring.

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