ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation busted an alleged brothel in Orange County on Friday.
Half-dressed men and female workers were paraded out of the Elite Body Rub business on South Semoran Boulevard after the bust.
“They’re unlicensed to give massages, so that’s a violation of state and county (laws), but there were also acts of prostitution,” said Sgt. Roland Rivera with the MBI.
Agents said the business advertised erotic services on the website Backpage.com.
When agents barged through the back door, two men and two female workers were in various stages of undress.
One of the workers said they business doesn’t offer sex, and instead gives “simple body rubs.”
That’s all the agents found, so no one was arrested in Friday’s bust.
But agents did cart away several massage tables, and took statements from the workers and customers.
“It’s something that’s part of an ongoing investigation,” Rivera said.
The women insisted there was nothing illegal going on behind closed doors.
“It is practically sexual because you’re touching and body gliding, but there’s no intercourse at all,” said one of the women, who was not identified.
The four people caught inside the business were allowed to go home because there wasn’t enough evidence to make an arrest, but police said they’re not off the hook.