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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2009 10:00 pm

A Lodi massage employee was arrested Thursday after she allegedly threw rocks at a U.S. Army veteran who refused her sexual advances, police said.


Nga Thi Khuu

Nga Thi Khuu, 42, of Sacramento, is a masseuse and manager of Royal Day Spa, one of several such businesses that have fallen under police scrutiny in recent years. The 220 W. Lodi Ave. business recently had to close for 30 days after violating several Lodi city codes, including working without city-issued permits.

In Thursday's incident, a 32-year-old Oregon man was visiting family in the Lodi area and wasn't familiar with Royal Day Spa's history, Lodi Police Cpl. Dale Eubanks said in a press release.

The man, who police did not identify, went to the business for a massage. He said he had received a gunshot wound in the back while serving in Iraq, and that he frequently needs Shiatsu massage - a kind of pressure massage using the fingers and palms - to ease the pain, Eubanks said.

Instead, Khuu allegedly offered him a sexual service. He declined and tried to leave when the woman "grew relentless," Eubanks said.

Then Khuu began demanding $50 from him, the lowest amount listed on a sign inside the business.

The man left the business.

Khuu allegedly threw a rock, leaving a noticeable dent in the man's vehicle, Eubanks said. A second rock hit the man in the chest.

The man called police, demanding that Khuu be arrested, Eubanks said. The victim declined medical attention.

Police arrested Khuu and initially placed an immigration hold on her, Eubanks said.

By Friday morning she had been released from custody, Capt. Gary Benincasa said. That meant immigration officials apparently had no reason to detain Khuu.

She is expected to appear in court next month, possibly to face charges of battery, vandalism and solicitation of prostitution.

The business on May 1 completed a 30-day closure, which was spread out over three months, said Deputy City Attorney Janice Magdich.

Contact reporter Layla Bohm at layla@lodinews.com.

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32 comments:

  • posted at 7:29 am on Sun, May 31, 2009.

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    Nice looking..is she still there?

     
  • posted at 7:49 am on Wed, May 27, 2009.

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    Khuu, gives lodi masseuses a black eye. Hey, at least it wasn't her brown eye.

     
  • posted at 11:19 am on Tue, May 26, 2009.

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    What was her phone number again?

     
  • posted at 11:02 am on Tue, May 26, 2009.

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    Were the rocks from the roadside or were they from around the bases of the mood candles; some of that flung shui stuff?

     
  • posted at 2:55 am on Tue, May 26, 2009.

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    Does she live on PLEASANT AVE???

     
  • posted at 1:41 pm on Sun, May 24, 2009.

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    I wonder if she will do house calls, I'm in need of some nice massage hehe:)

     
  • posted at 1:09 pm on Sun, May 24, 2009.

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    I wonder if this woman will stay in jail or get the "Full release."

     
  • posted at 7:51 am on Sun, May 24, 2009.

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    One could say that was a Massage without a happy ending!!

     
  • posted at 3:53 am on Sun, May 24, 2009.

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    So called "Massage Parlors" have come and gone in Lodi but there are a few that seem to be exempt from local scrutiny. Is it because they have clients that are in a position to keep them insulated from the law? Kinda makes you wonder,,,,,

     
  • posted at 2:52 pm on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    This woman is obviously not a masseuse. She gives every other masseuse in Lodi a black eye.

     
  • posted at 1:39 pm on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    In Thursday's incident, a 32-year-old Oregon man was visiting family in the Lodi area and wasn't familiar with Royal Day Spa's history...---Next time, try asking questions first if you're not familiar with Lodi.Spa is easier to spell but won't be mistaken for a chiropractor. :-)

     
  • posted at 1:38 pm on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    jimp: The question was, "Why were you there?"He said, "Uhh. I have a bad back."

     
  • posted at 12:53 pm on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    No more boom-boom for this mama-san!!!

     
  • posted at 11:57 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    Amazing ! In quiet, little Lodi?

     
  • posted at 11:00 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    Guess he didn't want the "happy ending".

     
  • posted at 9:33 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    I don't think immigration even deports anymore. What borders? You can thank Obongo's appointee. So much for nationalism. Pretty much shot.

     
  • posted at 9:14 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    1973 I haven`t heard, Me love you long time, in a long time, and the prices for sure have gone up. The last time I heard something like that was, Hey Joe, you by gum?

     
  • posted at 9:10 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    50 dolla make you holla, Joe!!

     
  • posted at 8:33 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    That was supposed to be "spa"...not "sap".

     
  • posted at 8:33 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    The Lodi PD has know about this "sap" and othersfor years. The reason they are not busted is because they need to catch them in the act (like a drug bust). Unfortunately, these women can tell who the undercover agents are and either turn them away, or do not solicit them.

     
  • posted at 6:55 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    I think the headline writer is being generous in referring to this person as a "masseuse".

     
  • posted at 6:29 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    Yeah, people, did you miss the real point? This was one of our servicemen not a man looking for a cheap whore. I hope they do more than slap her hand.In defense of the police dept. Keep cutting funds and expect them to check out what goes on in the whore houses.

     
  • posted at 5:42 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    Obviously he is not from here. If he was from Lodi he would have know that the massage parlors here are just a front for whore houses. Maybe next time he’ll be ready for what’s in store. Everyone here knows what they do in these places, except the cops. They must be busy writing speeding tickets on Kettleman Lane.

     
  • posted at 5:30 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    The guy should have gone to Maureen...she's the best! I had some major physical problems with my spine and she helped with the pain immensely.http://www.mgholistic.com/

     
  • posted at 4:45 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    that guy is gay

     
  • posted at 4:41 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    affect

     
  • posted at 4:40 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    The economy is having an effect on all businesses.

     
  • posted at 4:33 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    Warren- thank you for proving my point to "stick in the mud" JRAMagic

     
  • posted at 3:39 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    Me love you long time!!

     
  • posted at 3:32 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    "Nothing here folks, keep moving."JR- are you kidding me? This story can make for some of the best (funny)comments in a long, long time.

     
  • posted at 3:10 am on Sat, May 23, 2009.

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    Just turn it in to the insurance company.Then sue her for damages.Nothing here folks, keep moving.....

     
  • posted at 9:55 pm on Fri, May 22, 2009.

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    Those who live in glass houses should not throw rocks. Those who manage "wh--ehouses" CAN throw rocks?

     

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