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The businesses either lacked permits to operate or violated city code by being public nuisances and offering prostitution services, according to a San Jose Police Department report. Police compiled a list of illicit massage businesses in the city from resident complaints, online sex-for-cash listings and by identifying unusually high concentrations of massage parlors in certain areas.
A total of illicit massage parlors were identified by police. In , the city created an ordinance with stricter regulations for massage businesses. That year, police identified known massage businesses and issued warning letters for noncompliance with the ordinance. The crackdown came after a January report from the Polaris Project, an antihuman-trafficking nonprofit, said that Santa Clara County has the third-highest number of illegal massage businesses in the country. The department also could not provide the number of arrests made or people rescued from human trafficking.
Undercover officers additionally found 54 massage parlors, including some closed by landlords, that were actively offering prostitution services, authorities said. Many of the owners have moved their businesses out of San Jose and relocated in neighboring cities.
As a result, he added, other law enforcement agencies have asked San Jose police for help in curbing a growth in illicit massage businesses. Messier said the department is increasing staffing to track dozens of suspicious massage parlors still doing business in San Jose.
San Jose has seen a spike in requests for massage business permits in , officials said. Just this year the city received 67 requests compared to four in and seven in Gwendolyn Wu is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.