Thousands of dollars were made by one of the Democratic congressmen from Wisconsin by renting a property to a massage parlor that advertised on websites that list spas where illicit sexual services are sold.
A rental income reached between $15,001 and $50,000 from a building rented by Rep. Ron Kind in La Crosse in 2018 and 2019. He has yet to file his 2020 financial report.
One of Kind’s tenants at the said property is Asian Sunny Massage, which was previously named Impression Spa, advertised on illicit websites for its services.
A website named RubMaps has been described as Yelp for sex spas. You might also say they advertise word of mouth.
Impression Spa’s RubMaps page was first indexed in 2018, according to Google. USA Today has described RubMaps as a “Yelp for sex spas.”
The congressman’s office declined Fox News’ request for comment.
Impression Spa first opened in April 2018 and an ad appeared on BodyRubsMap on its opening day. BodyRubsMap has advertised itself as the “best alternative to Backpage,” a now-seized website known as “the largest online U.S. marketplace for sex trafficking.”
AssortList is a website similar to Craigslist and Backpage, with categories including dating and massages, but also “adult” services including phone sex, escorts, strippers and strip clubs.
While the website did not list “massages” under the “dating” or “adult” categories, the advertisements posted by Impression Spa were placed under the “Women > Men” subsection of dating.
In a statement to Fox News, the owner of Asian Sunny Massage, Jie Yang, denied that the parlor performed any other service besides providing massages.
Yang claimed that her business only advertises on Google. When confronted with screenshots from the illicit websites, Yang said her “manager” was responsible for advertising but refused to let Fox News speak to the manager, saying they would only speak with the police.
Rep. Kind declined to comment to Fox News on the story.
House since 1997, though in recent years the district has swung rightward.
In the 2016 presidential election, the district went for Donald Trump, who received 49% of the vote to Hillary Clinton’s 45%. Former President Trump also won the district in the 2020 election, expanding his share of the vote to 51.5%. Kind won re-election in 2020, narrowly defeating his Republican challenger Derrick Van Orden 51.3% to 48.6%.