Alhambra man accused of running brothel out of condominium


ALHAMBRA — Police arrested a man on suspicion of pimping Tuesday after community tips led investigators to a brothel in a residential neighborhood, authorities said.
Zhi Wang, 56, was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail pending his initial court appearance, according to Los Angeles County booking records.
Police acting on tips from members of the public reporting a possible house of ill repute went to Zhi’s condominium in 100 block of South Marguerita Avenue early Tuesday evening, Alhambra police Sgt. Jerry Johnson said. Detectives knocked on his door, and he allowed them inside.
“Two female adults wearing robes were inside of the residence,” police officials said in a written statement. “The females worked for Wang by conducting massages and sexual acts at the residence for money.”
Through a Chinese interpreter, Wang admitted to running brothel Johnson said. He was arrested on suspicion of pimping.
The women, ages 44 and 47, were not arrested Tuesday, Johnson said. But charges could be filed later by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The women were not believed to have been held against their will.
According to county booking records, Wang was scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing Friday in Alhambra Superior Court.

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