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BAPD: Tip leads detectives to prostitution operation at Broken Arrow massage parlor

Walter Brazington Jr. (TCSO)

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (KTUL) -- Broken Arrow police say a tip led detectives to a prostitution ring earlier this week operating out of a massage parlor.

Police say detectives recently received information about various illegal activities being conducted at the massage parlor near 81st and 177th East Avenue. In September, detectives started seeing enticing massage advertisements for a Broken Arrow location on backpage.com. The ads showed scantily-clad young women in provocative positions offering massages.

Detectives monitored daily posts online from the establishment and later identified the owner as Walter Eugene Brazington Jr. They say the massage parlor only displayed a neon "open" sign out front and no business name or phone number.

On Monday, detectives executed a search warrant and arrested Brazington for pandering and keeping a house of prostitution. Police say they also arrested a female worker for knowingly transmitting an infectious disease.

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