Fairfield salon busted for prostitution


Fairfield police arrested three employees at Deidra’s Health Salon, 699 Post Road, for allegedly offering illegal sexual services.

The arrests follow an investigation into the massage salon that began in 2011.

Police began looking into the businesses practices at Deidra’s Health Salon to ensure compliance with the law. Under Connecticut law a massage therapist must be licensed and prostitution is not legal in the state under any circumstance.

Undercover officers infiltrated the business on numerous occasions. According to police each visit confirmed illegal sexual activity was taking place on premises. Fairfield detectives also received tips reporting prostitution at the location.

There were also months worth of surveillance which identified clients, employees and business owners. One owner had ties to two other salons previously closed for violations: Tokyo Health Spa in Bridgeport and Paradise Spa in Fairfield.

A search and seizure warrant was executed at the salon on Feb. 7, and at the residence of one of the owner’s on Jetland Place in Bridgeport. Business records, equipment and $16,000 in cash were seized as evidence.

Five arrest warrants have been sought: Three for prostitution by the employees and two for promoting prostitution by the owners. Each of the three employees have been arrested, while officers expect to serve the owners in the coming days.

Arrested so far for prostitution are Kimberly Arciuolo, 34, of John Street, New Haven; Sacha Burton, 32, of Hawley Avenue, Bridgeport and Susan Marie Cecere, 56, of Bruce Drive, Shelton.

A bill was passed in the state legislature in 2012 requiring massage parlor employees to have valid massage therapist licenses. The move was aimed at helping shut down parlors acting as fronts for prostitution.

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