Lawsuits Filed To Shut Down Two Illicit Massage Parlors In Montgomery County Texas
Attorney General Paxton filed two separate lawsuits asking the courts to stop 5 Star Massage and Savvy Skin, both located in Montgomery County, Texas, from operating illicit massage establishments in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.
“There are thousands of illicit massage businesses across America that take advantage of women and serve as fronts for organized criminal activity, including money laundering, immigration fraud, smuggling, tax evasion, and wage violations,” said Attorney General Paxton. “We are going to use the full force of the law to ensure that the operators of these businesses and those who aid in the exploitation of women are brought to justice. I would encourage all citizens to be on the lookout for these illegal businesses and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement. And I want to thank the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for their work in investigating and developing these specific cases. Together, we can shut these businesses down and protect women trapped in a system of human trafficking.”
The lawsuits were filed with the assistance of the Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office. The Office of the Attorney General obtained temporary restraining orders from the Montgomery County District Court, effectively shutting down the illicit massage establishments.