Police: Spa owners arrested in connection to prostitution operation, held on $50K bail

Mark J. Clinton (left) Li Zhou (Police photos)

The owners of a Falmouth spa were arrested in connection to a prostitution operation, according to authorities.

Police said 50-year-old Mark J. Clinton is facing two counts each of "derive support from prostitution, keep house of prostitution, and unlicensed massage/bath," while 49-year-old Li Zhou was charged with sexual conduct for a fee, as well as conspiracy.

Clinton and Zhou, who police said are married and live in Fairhaven, owned the Ancient Chinese Wellness Spa on Waquoit Highway, where they allegedly were running the operation.

Authorities said they searched the spa and "collected several pieces of evidence from the business."

"A similar search warrant was executed last September at the same location, which resulted in the arrest of Mr. Clinton for sex trafficking," according to police.

Clinton and Zhou were held on $50,000 bail. They will be arraigned Friday morning.

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