Lexington Police arrested an alleged prostitute Thursday after an investigation led police to a Lexington Ridge Drive apartment where a Boston woman was reportedly offering massage treatments.
Chew Chew Siew, 38, of 235 East Broadway St., Boston, was arrested Thursday, June 9, for prostitution, according to an incident report.
According to Lt. Jim Barry, a spokesman for the department, a detective spotted an online ad offering a massage in Lexington. Police then made arrangements to send an officer to the address on an undercover sting.
Thursday afternoon, a detective went to the apartment for a massage and was reportedly propositioned by Siew, the alleged prostitute.
According to Barry, ownership of the apartment was in question as of Friday afternoon police are continuing their investigation.
In general, prostitution is uncommon in Lexington, said Barry, but when it does occur, the connections are often made using online message boards.
“If it is something here, it’s usually with the hotels and ads online, where they post that they’re in this area for a while,” he said.