Yu Hong, 37, was charged with prostitution in Lee County after an undercover police investigation at the Ave. L Day Spa in Fort Madison, located in southeastern Iowa.
MASON CITY | A woman has been arrested for prostitution after police investigated an Asian massage parlor in Mason City.
A Fort Madison police officer purchased what was listed as a 30-minute massage for $40 at the spa Nov. 4, 2016, court documents said.
According to court documents, Hong told the officer "you can have all this" as she pointed up and down her body.
The officer asked, "I get all that?" to which Hong replied, "yes, yes," court documents said.
He was then taken to a room where Hong told him to take off all his clothes as she stood in the doorway watching, charging documents said.
The officer then laid face down on the table with a towel covering his rear, which Hong removed, according to court documents.
Documents say she began by rubbing his back and then went down to his buttocks, upper thighs and genitals before instructing him to turn over on the table, face up.
She then allegedly asked, through broken English and hand motions, if he wanted her to apply oil to his genitals and perform a sex act, charging documents said.
"Before he had a chance to say 'no,' she had already applied oil to this area," the criminal complaint said, which noted Hong continued to rub the offier's upper thighs and genitals until the 30 minutes were up.
"Hong stated to officers that she was afraid to tell her family in China what she actually does for a living because she wants them to think that she has a 'legitimate profession,'" the criminal complaint said. It is unclear when Hong made this statement.
A warrant for her arrest was issued in Lee County June 15, which was served upon her arrest for similar charges in Mason City Thursday.
Police arrested Hong as a result of an investigation at Asian Tuina, 525 S. Washington Ave.
According to court documents, Hong allegedly performed a sex act on a man in exchange for money between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Asian Tuina.
The documents list Hong was “caught in the act” and was “observed by officers.”
A backpage.com ad for Asian Tuina is listed under "massage therapy." It says Asian Tuina provides "golden massage" in an Asian atmosphere with relaxing music.
Portions of Backpage, a website for classified advertising, are allegedly used for prostitution and child trafficking, prosecutors have argued.
The investigation at Asian Tuina, which appeared to be closed Friday, is ongoing and more arrests are possible, Mason City Police Lt. Rich Jensen said in a news release Thursday.
Hong has since been released from jail after posting a $3,000 bond for Cerro Gordo and Lee County charges. She is scheduled to appear in court in Lee County Feb. 15 and Cerro Gordo County Feb. 28.
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CLEAR LAKE | A second-grade Clear Creek Elementary teacher pleaded guilty in hit-and-run crash and was fined.
The state Supreme Court has upheld a ruling where an Osage teen was sentenced to up to 50 years in prison for fatally shooting his mother in March 2012.
CLEAR LAKE | A Michigan man has been arrested in Hancock County for purchasing gift cards with a fraudulent credit card in Clear Lake.
MASON CITY | Jeff Michel reached for a tissue and wiped away tears several times in Courtroom No. 1 at the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse at around noon Wednesday.
MASON CITY | No one was seriously hurt after an Osage man fleeing law enforcement at speeds exceeding 100 mph sideswiped a SUV and struck a utility pole in Mason City Monday evening.
BELMOND | A Waterloo man charged with burglary in rural Belmond Saturday locked himself inside the residence and initially refused to leave, according to law enforcement
OSAGE | A St. Ansgar man has been charged with supplying his 19-year-old girlfriend with beer before she was killed in a car crash in January.
ROCKWELL | A Rockwell man was arrested for choking a woman he knew while punching her.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of assaulting two people at the same residence in three days.
VENTURA | A Montana woman was arrested for assaulting a woman she knew in December 2017 at a residence in Ventura.
MASON CITY | A man who was initially convicted of sexually abusing a teenage boy after a April 2016 trial argued he is being harassed by Floyd County prosecutors and that a mistrial has triggered a double jeopardy violation.
MASON CITY | A Britt man has been convicted of sexually assaulting two girls he knew from January 2005 to September 2008 in Winnebago County.
KENSETT | The Worth County sheriff has told the Globe Gazette they found "no evidence" a child was hit by a train Thursday night in Kensett.
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman arrested Wednesday is accused of confining a person in an apartment and hitting the person with a chair.
MASON CITY - A North Iowa woman was arrested Wednesday for burglary and false imprisonment in Mason City, police said.
NORTHWOOD - A Mason City woman and a Forest City man were arrested in Northwood Tuesday for multiple controlled substance violations and forgery.
BRITT | A Britt man is accused of possessing pornographic images of female minors on his computer.
OSAGE | A Minnesota man was arrested in rural Mitchell County for several drug charges Saturday, according to law enforcement.
MASON CITY | A North Iowa man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for vehicular homicide in the death of a Hampton woman in 2016.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man released a week after being charged with theft and drug offenses was arrested Wednesday for assault.
CRESCO – A teacher at Howard-Winneshiek Schools formerly employed at Charles City Schools has been arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with a male student.
GARNER | A Garner man has been arrested after threatening a woman and children at a residence Friday.
Possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, first offense—Morgan Lee Tarr, 25, Mason City, four days in jail and a $315 fine.
FOREST CITY | A Forest City man has been charged with sexually assaulting a female minor.
CLEAR LAKE | A Mason City woman was arrested Wednesday for child endangerment and other charges after she allegedly drove drunk with three children in the car.
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Operating while intoxicated, first offense—Jeffrey Gene Frampton, 41, Mason City, two days in jail and a $1,250 fine.
From left: Travis Alan Kummer, Cole Alan Beck, Laurin Casey Henton, Anthony Hoffman, Jennifer Hoffman, Christopher Dann, Colby James Thompson, Taylor Makenzie Bublitz and Alonzo Louis Hill.
Driving while barred—Brittany Elizabeth Graham, 30, Manly, seven days in jail and a $625 fine.
Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the March 17, 2018, edition of the Globe Gazette.
ALGONA | A Lakota woman has been charged with theft after failing to pay for a shower at an Algona truck stop in February.
MASON CITY | A Lone Rock man has been accused of shoplifting at Pure Pleasure.
MASON CITY | An Iowa man has been arrested for threatening staff at Mercy Medical Center--North Iowa Tuesday night, according to police.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man arrested for driving while revoked has been charged with several drug-related offenses after a traffic stop early Wednesday.
MASON CITY | The Mason City Police Department is seeking information about the theft of a cash machine from a Mason City car wash over the weekend.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man will spend 100 days in jail after he was convicted of assaulting the Nora Springs police chief.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of stealing air duster from Wal-Mart after being released from jail for running from a sheriff's deputy after jaywalking earlier that morning.
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman has been charged with assault after police said she punched a person in the face earlier this month at an apartment.
CLEAR LAKE | Two people who illegally parked in a handicap space at a Clear Lake gas station early Sunday morning face drug-related charges, according to law enforcement.
NASHUA | A woman and her two brothers have been arrested in connection with a dead dog investigation in Nashua, including one who threatened to poison his nephew "because he should feel the same way the canine feels," according to police.
ALGONA | The Algona Police Department is warning residents to lock their garages and vehicles after a string of burglaries over the weekend.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man has been sentenced after a string of garage burglaries last fall.
Driving while barred—Rusty Lewis Kopps, 29, Mason City, seven days in jail and a $625 fine.
MASON CITY - A Clear Lake man is accused of stealing money, a truck and operating while under the influence.
CLEAR LAKE | A Mason City man who was found slumped over in his vehicle at Kwik Star has been arrested for possessing drugs.
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman is accused of assaulting an older woman she knew.
MASON CITY | A Plymouth woman has been arrested after trying to kick and bite two nurses early Tuesday morning.
MASON CITY - A North Iowa woman has been arrested for meth after deputies checked out a "suspicious vehicle" in rural Cerro Gordo County.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of punching a woman in the head last weekend.
CLEAR LAKE | A Manly woman charged with intentionally hitting a known man’s home in January has been arrested again for operating while under the influence and drugs.
CLEAR LAKE | A Clear Lake woman is accused of possessing ecstasy and marijuana with intent to distribute.
MASON CITY | A Dumont woman is accused of harassing a Mason City man by threatening to kill him.
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman has been arrested after allegedly claiming a bag with meth, marijuana and pipes belonged to her 10-year-old daughter so law enforcement would not search it, court documents say.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man has been charged with forgery after a traffic stop led to his arrest.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man has been charged with attempting to sexually assault a woman.
MASON CITY | The Mason City Police Department served search warrants Sunday at two residences in Mason City.
MASON CITY - A missing 16-year-old girl was located in Mason City Saturday morning.
Willful injury causing serious injury—Mike Lester Gale Nicholson, 35, Mason City, $750 suspended fine.
CRESCO | A man has been charged in his wife's death and a standoff with police early Thursday in Cresco.
CRESCO | The Iowa DCI is assisting the Cresco Police Department with a death investigation Thursday where a person was shot and a male taken into custody.
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BRITT | A Britt man arrested this month on four sexual abuse charges has been arrested again for allegedly entering the victims' home without permission.
DOWS | The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying individuals part of a shooting investigation in Dows.
At least two ATVs have been stolen in North Iowa this month, according to law enforcement.
NORTHWOOD | A North Iowa man is accused of breaking the screen of a gaming machine at Diamond Jo Casino early Saturday morning.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man accused of spitting on a police sergeant in October has been sentenced to jail.
MASON CITY | A Manly woman arrested in Northwood for drugs Thursday faces additional felony charges for forgery in Cerro Gordo County.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of strangling, punching and kicking and preventing a woman he knew from leaving a home Thursday.
ALDEN | An Alden man awaiting sentencing for sexually assaulting a child has won a $100,000 lottery prize.
CLEAR LAKE | The Clear Lake Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing woman.
RENWICK | A Nebraska man is in custody after an alleged abduction early Thursday morning that ended in Humboldt County.
NORTHWOOD | A Manly woman is accused of possessing meth at a Northwood hotel early Thursday morning.
MASON CITY | Mason City police say a Walmart scare shared on Facebook earlier this week was not criminal but the public should still be careful.
CLEAR LAKE | A Clear Lake man is accused of sexually abusing a woman in her vehicle and photographing the abuse in May 2017, police say.
FOREST CITY — A Forest City man accused of masquerading as someone else to get a job, register to vote, obtain a hunting license and secure other benefits and services for two years was arrested in Tennessee on Wednesday, Jan 10.
MASON CITY | A search warrant Tuesday in Mason City yielded suspected drugs but no arrests, according to law enforcement.
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman has been released on bond after being charged for theft and drugs Friday.
CLEAR LAKE | A Clear Lake man who pleaded guilty to hitting a cyclist with his car while high on drugs and is facing underage prostitution charges in Minnesota is accused of additional drug offenses after a traffic stop Friday.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of fondling a child and showing her pornography, police say.
CLEAR LAKE | Clear Lake police are investigating a string of thefts from vehicles over the weekend.
MASON CITY | Several area residents have received phony jury duty calls, adding to the list of popular scams in North Iowa, Mason City police say.
LAKE MILLS | A Mason City man was charged with OWI after a rollover crash early Sunday near Lake Mills.
CLEAR LAKE | A Clear Lake man is in critical condition after the vehicle he was driving collided with several trees early Friday morning.
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman was released from jail after she was accused of stealing keys from a vehicle at Walmart and having a glass pipe “tucked between her legs” upon arrest early Saturday morning, police say.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of punching a woman, possessing meth and resisting arrest early Wednesday morning.
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman is accused of strangling a man she knew by putting him in a choke hold during an argument Monday.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is in custody again this month for a probation violation after he allegedly assaulted the Nora Springs police chief at a hospital earlier this month.
BRITT | A Britt man is accused of sexually abusing two children during a six-year period in Hancock County.
MASON CITY | Mason City police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who they said assaulted a woman in the Southbridge Mall parking lot earlier this month.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man previously charged with stealing tools, bicycles and a truck last year has been arrested again for allegedly stealing a law enforcement officer's bike and a pink backpack and carrying steel knuckles.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man was arrested Monday after allegedly threatening a woman with a gun in an apartment.
FOREST CITY — A Forest City man accused of masquerading as someone else to get a job, register to vote, obtain a hunting license and secure other benefits and services for two years was arrested last week in Tennessee.
CLEAR LAKE | Officials said a stove was to blame for a fire that destroyed a mobile home Saturday in Clear Lake.
Floyd County Sheriff's Office is advising drivers to slow down and drive carefully after Sunday's storm, as road conditions continue to be treacherous.
CLEAR LAKE | A Woden man faces drug charges after police say a traffic stop yielded marijuana last week in Clear Lake.
A Mason City man wanted for assaulting a pregnant woman was arrested for drugs and driving while barred Monday in Hancock County.
CLEAR LAKE | A Clear Lake man is accused of shoving a woman he knew Tuesday, according to police.
MASON CITY | Mason City man is in jail after allegedly stealing merchandise from Family Dollar and possessing marijuana Thursday, police say.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of hitting a woman he knew with a cup during an argument Wednesday.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of attempting to strangle a woman he knew “with his hands and with his legs" Wednesday at Gracious Estates, according to court documents.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of stealing money out of a coworker’s purse.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is back in custody after allegedly assaulting the Nora Springs police chief at a hospital just eight days after being sentenced to probation in another case involving assault.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of breaking into the Holcim Cement plant three times this week and stealing copper wiring.
CLEAR LAKE | A Clear Lake man has been arrested after police said he assaulted a women he knew, held her against her will and threw cell phones out the window to prevent a 911 call Friday.
MASON CITY | Mason City police are searching for a man who they say eluded officers Tuesday morning and abandoned a vehicle.
CHARLES CITY | A 19-year-old Boone man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to injuring his girlfriend's 2-month-old baby boy in Charles City in October 2016.
NORTHWOOD | A Northwood woman is accused of stealing $2,600 and damaging property at the Burger King where she was employed near the Diamond Jo Casino.
A Mason City man is in critical condition after a crash Monday morning in rural Cerro Gordo County.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man wanted for chasing a woman he knew in a car, threatening to hit her and violating no-contact orders was arrested after eluding police Saturday.
CLEAR LAKE | A Leland man is accused of slamming a known woman’s head into a wall in Clear Lake Friday initially told police the the reported verbal domestic incident was “just loud Slipknot music,” police say.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man was arrested after biting a known woman on the nose Monday.
MASON CITY | A Mason City woman is accused of threatening two people by pointing a handgun at them in a road rage incident Friday.
There were a number of alcohol-related arrests in North Iowa over New Years' weekend. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
CLEAR LAKE | A Dows man was arrested in Clear Lake early New Year's Day for driving while intoxicated after law enforcement said he lost control of his vehicle.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man was charged with public intoxication after police said he brought a bottle of rum back to the hospital after being discharged on New Year’s Eve.
A Minnesota woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated early Saturday after someone called law enforcement to report erratic driving in Worth County.
JOICE | A Buffalo Center man was arrested for driving while intoxicated early New Year's Day, according to law enforcement.
CLEAR LAKE | A Clear Lake woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated early New Year's Day.
NORTHWOOD | A Cresco woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated on New Year’s Day, according to law enforcement.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop early New Year's Day.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is in jail after being charged three days in a row for huffing, operating while intoxicated and fighting with same police officer twice over the weekend.
Snowy conditions Friday and over the weekend made travel treacherous for some North Iowa drivers, as a number of weather-related crashes were reported to law enforcement.
MASON CITY | A Charles City man was arrested Sunday after a trooper discovered drugs during a Mason City traffic stop.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man has been arrested after allegedly showing an 11-year-old pornographic images in November.
CEDAR RAPIDS | A Mount Pleasant man who conspired to distribute meth in North Iowa was sentenced to over eight years in federal prison this month.
MASON CITY | A Mason City man is accused of headbutting woman he knew Sunday.
MASON CITY | A woman reported missing in Clear Lake last week has been found in Mason City, police say.
MASON CITY | An Iowa Falls man has been arrested after a search of his person yielded meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia Sunday, law enforcement said.
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