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Posted on: June 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Suspects Arrested for Operating a Brothel

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Travis Mountz

File # T231720051 and T231720052


On June 21, 2023, as part of a human trafficking investigation, the Palm Desert Business District Team, Special Enforcement Team, and Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force served a search warrant at a spa business in the 74000 block of Alessandro Drive, in the City of Palm Desert. During the execution of the search warrant, Lijuan Ruan, a 41-year-old from Los Angeles, and Xiuxia Bai, a 55-year-old from El Monte, were arrested for operating a brothel. Both suspects were subsequently booked into the John Benoit Detention Center.

If you, or anyone you know has been a victim of human trafficking, you can contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at (888) 373-7888 or contact your local law enforcement agency.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Avila at the Palm Desert Sheriff's Station at 760-836-1600.

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