Va. “Room Salon” Owner Pleads Guilty to Harboring Illegals

Thursday, Dec 2, 2010  |  Updated 6:00 PM EDT
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Va. “Room Salon” Owner Pleads Guilty to Harboring Illegals

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The owner and managers of a northern Virginia “room salon” that catered to Korean men with provocatively dressed hostesses have pleaded guilty to harboring illegal immigrants.

Since 2007, dozens of female employees at the salon -- which operated under the names “High Society” and “Tomato” -- were illegal immigrants from South Korea, authorities said.

Patrons at the Falls Church establishment paid $300 for bottle service in private rooms and were served by women who were required to drink and flirt with customers. Court documents indicate some women were also encouraged to engage in sexual relations with customers.

The three defendants -- Annandale residents Sang Bun Surh and Young Mi Kim and Fairfax County resident Hyeon Chul Kim -- all face up to 10 years in prison.

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