Recent inspections of 20 massage parlors in Huntington Beach uncovered 71 municipal code and building safety violations, and at least three parlors are facing temporary closure.
The May 5 inspections were part of an ongoing investigation regarding allegations of prostitution and human trafficking, according to a report posted on the Huntington Beach Police Department's Facebook page. The social media posting was confirmed by Police Chief Ken Small.
No arrests were made for prostitution or trafficking.
"Everybody knows that trafficking is taking place," Small said, adding that it's often difficult to get victims to cooperate with police out of fear of retaliation.