Inside the investigation: New evidence released in Martin County spa prostitution case

Inside the investigation: New evidence released in Martin County spa prostitution case

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — An Asian woman sits quietly on a wooden chair in a living room, her arms handcuffed behind her back.

Around her, detectives with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office raid her home. She watches as a detective walks by, recording what he finds.

The video recording is part of newly released evidence from the State Attorney's Office in a prostitution investigation out of Martin County.

WATCH RAID ON SUSPECT'S HOME:

WATCH RAID ON BRIDGE DAY SPA:

While the video is new, this isn’t the first time the public is seeing this woman.

48-year-old Ruimei Li is one of six women charged in connection to an alleged prostitution ring operating out of day spas from Jupiter to Hobe Sound.

According to Martin County Sheriff William Snyder, the spas involved were:

  • Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter
  • Cove Day Spa in Stuart
  • Therapy Spa in Stuart
  • Bridge Day Spa in Hobe Sound
  • Sequoia Apple Day Spa in Hobe Sound

About 100 men were also arrested in connection to the case, including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

The newly released evidence shows just how far detectives went to investigate crimes of prostitution, money laundering, and human trafficking.

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