Wednesday, three people arrested in connection with a human trafficking investigation in Eau Claire were identified.
Dongmei Greer was arrested for human trafficking and keeping a place of prostitution, Steven Gilbert was arrested for patronizing prostitutes and Xinhua Xiong was arrested for an outstanding prostitution warrant.
Eau Claire police say they were notified in March that employees at Angel Massage on Menomonie Street were performing sex acts in exchange for money.
Greer is the licensing agent for Angel Massage and Lucky Massage on North Hastings Way.
“The situation is not unique to Eau Claire. It can be felt by a community of any size. In our case, members of the community coming forward was a key component to the success in closing these businesses,” said Dep. Chief Matt Rokus of the Eau Claire Police Department.
Police say there were people living at the business locations as well. The Eau Claire City County Health Department has determined the businesses and a private residence are unfit for occupancy.