BURLINGTON – The operators of an Iowa massage parlor were making their patrons extra happy, and cops conducted a sting and inspected tissues to make sure the crimes were being committed.
On June 30, 2023, detectives from the Burlington Police Department began an investigation into the business of “J Massage” located at 3220 Division Street in Burlington, Iowa. Detectives have received complaints about this establishment over the last couple of years in reference to sexual acts happening and being offered after a massage for an extra tip.
On July 12, 2023, detectives pulled trash out of the trash can belonging to J Massage after conducting visual surveillance on the business. Within the trash, Detectives located a small sack containing numerous paper towels / tissues. Detectives were able to have those tissues examined, which yielded a positive result for seminal fluid.
During the investigation, detectives learned the owner of J Massage was James Dixon.
On September 20, 2023, detectives sent an undercover police officer into J Massage for a massage. During this massage, the undercover officer was offered manual copulation from the female, later identified as Yuna Song, in the form of a hand gesture. The undercover officer clarified with Song if she was offering manual copulation and Song said she was for $60. The undercover officer declined the sex act.
On September 20, 2023, at approximately 2:00 PM, detectives executed a search warrant at J Massage. Both Song and Dixon were later brought to the Burlington Police Department for an interview.
During an interview with Dixon, he admitted he is aware that Asian massage parlors are known for giving sexual favors and has been to them in the past. Dixon also admitted to receiving massages from Song.
Detectives asked Dixon about the profits at the massage parlor and he told detectives that he receives half of the money for each massage so he can pay the bills, allowing Song to keep the tips and half of the massage money.
James Dixon, 71, was charged with Pandering, a class D felony.
Yuna Song, 68, was charged with Prostitution, an aggravated misdemeanor.
Burlington Police detectives were assisted in the investigation by the Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, and Department of Homeland Security Investigators.