Boone Co. Massage Parlor Operator Charged with Prostitution

The operator of a Florence massage parlor is charged with prostitution.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that it arrested Yu Hong, 54, of Union after a weeks-long investigation.

The sheriff's office received a complaint about the possibility of prostitution taking place at YoYo Massage on the 1600 block of Burlington Pike. Deputies obtained a search warrant for the parlor and Yong's home on War Admiral Drive in Union.

The department did not release details of what it found at the massage parlor, but noted that the search of Hong's home led to the discovery of ledgers, cash, and bank account information that investigators said support the charge against Hong.

She was booked in the Boone County Detention Center on Wednesday and later released on bond.

-Staff report

Photo: Yu Hong (via Boone County Sheriff's Office)