Claremont apartment used for prostitution

An Alhambra woman found herself in hot water with Claremont police Tuesday after she was arrested on suspicion of operating a house of ill fame.

Who knew Claremont had a red light district? Any bets the tipster got ripped off?
Here’s Lori Consalvo’s story:

Claremont police officers arrested a woman suspected of running a prostitution house in the city.

Hengxiang Chen, 39, of Alhambra was booked on suspicion of prostitution Tuesday and is being held at the Claremont Jail pending court, according to a police news release.

About a month ago, police investigators received an anonymous tip that an apartment in the 500 block of West San Jose Avenue was being used exclusively for prostitution.

Officials conducted ongoing surveillance at the apartment and served a search warrant about 11:25 a.m. Tuesday.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed a hold on Chen, a Chinese national, because she is allegedly in the United States illegally.

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