ANTIOCH -- A 53-year-old woman has been arrested in an undercover sting on suspicion of prostitution at an Antioch massage parlor, authorities said.

Lihua Hu, of San Gabriel in Los Angeles County, was arrested at 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at Oasis Healing Spa on the 5100 block of Lone Tree Way, according to police.

Police say Hu solicited an undercover officer to pay for sexual acts during a massage. Complaints of suspicious activity at the massage parlor and advertisements from the business on Internet escort sites prompted the undercover operation, according to police.

Antioch Community Development Director Tina Wehrmeister said the massage parlor was recently issued a business license, but the person who applied for the license misrepresented the intended use, saying that it was to be an alternative medicine office. Massage parlors are not permitted to operate at that location, according to city zoning laws. The business will not be allowed to reopen, she said.

David DeBolt covers breaking news. Contact him in Richmond at 510-262-2728. Follow him at Twitter.com/daviddebolt.



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