February 2020 Suspected Illicit Massage Business Report Tampa, FL

This is the first of several Open Source Intelligence Reports compiled by our team, this report highlights 11 Suspected Illicit Massage Businesses in Tampa, FL.  More detailed reports on specific locations and on the network of individuals, corporations and locations that are involved in this state-wide Suspected Illicit Massage Business apparatus will be released in the coming weeks.

This Report is not intended to provide a definitive answer as to whether the businesses listed here actively participate in Prostitution, Commercial Sexual Exploitation, or Human Trafficking. The purpose of this Report is to highlight some locations and businesses who exhibit evidence pointing towards that conclusion. This Report is also not an exhaustive list of Suspected Illicit Massage Business in the City of Tampa, there are many more not listed.

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If not us, who? And if not now, when?

Tampa hosting the 2021 Superbowl provides the perfect opportunity to tackle Human Trafficking at the local level.

On Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 6:30pm Super Bowl LV will kickoff at our very own Raymond James Stadium here in Tampa, FL. Every city wants to put its best foot forward when hosting big events and Tampa is no different. I’m sure we can expect stadium renovations, new landscaping in the medians, and other beautification projects to leave a good impression on the tens of thousands of visitors here for the big game.

Superbowls bring more than just the two best teams in the NFL, throngs of fans and flybys of military jets to the host city, and it brings Human Trafficking as well. Traffickers see any large event that draws potential buyers to a city and an opportunity to make money due to the increased demand. Unfortunately, Human Trafficking is huge problem every day of the year not just during the Super Bowl and recent studieshave indicated that large events might not cause such…

Suspected Illicit Massage Business Report: Crystal Spa

Suspected Illicit Massage Business Report: Crystal Spa
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This 27 page report, compiled from observation of the storefront, interviews with neighboring residents and businesses, public record analysis, and examination of its digital footprint, outlines many of the details of Crystal Spa at 3302 W Kennedy Blvd.
Comparing these details with known warning signs for illicit massage businesses, the authors of the report have determined that there is a very high likelihood that Crystal Spa is operating as an illicit massage business. 
Some of the highlights of the report:
A look back at this property's history shows that this location has hosted several suspected illicit massage parlors over the past decade. 

A careful review of public property and tax documents reveal many details. The owner of the Crystal Spa business (CRYSTAL WELLBEING, INC) Mi Jin Joung, and the owner of the property (ARCH ENTERPRISES OF TAMPA INC) Dr. Naresh Kalra, who practices dentis…

As Pressure Increases, Spas Shut Down

As public awareness increases and the City cracks down on illicit businesses operating on Kennedy Blvd another suspected illicit massage business shuts its doors. The space where Spa Land was renting is now empty and ready to be home to a legitimate and law abiding businesses.

Before  After
 Over the past year several of these questionable establishments have closed up.

 FL Day Spa
Japanese Spa
Lucky Spa
 And of course Seven Star Spa (which is now Sun Spa but we are still including it in this list)

The City is getting serious about enforcing their new Bathhouse Ordinance targeting illicit massage parlors. Mark Douglas made another hard hitting report which included a supportive quote from the mayor about the enforcement. The article was picked up by the national anti-trafficking organization Polaris who have been focusing on massage parlor trafficking in a new initiative this year. 

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Here's a little video montage of all the places that have decided that Tamp…

Clean Up Kennedy One Year Anniversary Celebration

Come celebrate the one year anniversary of Clean Up Kennedy!

One year ago Mark Douglas’ Channel 8 story “Storefronts for Sex?” kicked off a City wide conversation about illicit massage parlors operating in plain sight on our city’s streets. At this event we will be appreciating our volunteers and others who have worked hard to fight human trafficking in our city. We’ll also be talking about the future plans and how you can get involved in ending human trafficking in Tampa bay.

Please RSVP through the Facebook event page if you can make it. We look forward to seeing you there!

The event will be held in the Good Shepard Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall
501 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609

Light refreshments and celebratory cake will be provided.

If you have any questions or want to help at event  Email:

'Bathhouse Ordinance' Passed!

Ordinance Passed! Clean Up Kennedy is excited to announce that the revamped “Bathhouse Ordinance” passed it’s second reading at the city council meeting on January 11, 2018. After plenty of deliberation and public debate the city council voted to officially adopt the Bathhouse Ordinance.

This ordinance will enforce codes that will make it more difficult for massage spas in Tampa to be dens for human trafficking. Among other things, the Bathhouse Ordinance enforces a 10pm closing time, requires spas to have a well lit front entrance, and requires spas to display information about human trafficking.  These measures are steps in the right direction towards educating the public about the dangers of human trafficking that could be going on in their own neighborhoods.

After months of working with city council on this ordinance, Clean Up Kennedy is thrilled that it has passed. We want to continue to make the human trafficking victims our primary concern moving forward. We are actively working…

New Bathhouse Ordinance: What is it and Why is it Being Contested?

New Bathhouse Ordinance: What is it and Why is it Being Contested? By: Carrie Pinkard

On Thursday, December 21st the Tampa City Council met to vote on a revised version of the “Bathhouse ordinance.”
The “Bathhouse Ordinance” was number 71 on the agenda and didn’t come up until over three hours into the meeting.  Members of the public on both the pro-ordinance and anti-ordinance side stirred in their seats as they awaited their opportunity to speak.
As someone who has been a member of Clean Up Kennedy since it’s onset, I am biased in my full support of this updated bathhouse ordinance. I was surprised to see the number of people who showed up in opposition to the ordinance and was eager to hear their side of this story.
This article will address the public comments made against this new ordinance at the December 21st meeting, as well as give a break down of what the ordinance actually says.
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This movement is in no way a ploy t…