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Search documents reveal more on human trafficking probe in Springfield

The search warrants filed in the Greene County Circuit Clerk's Office on Tuesday are for Chi Spa, 2971 E. Chestnut Expressway, and Peace Massage, 3029 E. Sunshine St. The search warrant for Palm Massage, 2902 W. Campbell Ave., was filed last Friday. Similar documents for 10 other spas and massage businesses, as well as some homes, that prosecutors and police are targeting for illegal activity will be filed in coming days. [Those documents are attached to this report.]

The documents from Chi Spa show detectives seized bank documents, debit cards, a box of receipts, a notebook with Backpage.com ad copy, a laptop computer, cell phones, and a tablet computer. At Peace Massage, they seized about $2,200 in cash, two cell phones, ledgers, Moneygram receipts, documents, an iPad, ID cards, tissues, and samples of some substance on a wall.

Ads included in the search warrant file show massages at Angel Massage, another business targeted in this investigation, cost $40 for 30 minutes, $60 for 60 minutes, and $90 for 90 minutes, and $120 for 120 minutes. It also offered a free massage after a customer buys 10 of them. The prices were compatible with prices advertised at other massage businesses.