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Deputies Nab 20 Men During Massage Parlor Sting Operation In Cudahy

LOS ANGELES ( — Authorities say 20 men have been arrested and cited in a sting operation at a massage parlor in Cudahy.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies said in a statement released that the men, ranging in ages of 25 to 40, were arrested on suspicion of solicitation of prostitution.

The two-day sting operation in which undercover deputies took over Sopi's Spa on Atlantic Avenue began Thursday.

It led to the arrests of 20 men who allegedly propositioned the undercover deputies for acts of prostitution.

"The operation included the service of a search warrant where detectives seized items associated with prostitution," the statement added.

One of the men arrested was also charged with outstanding warrants, deputies said.

An investigation was ongoing.

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