Two women charged in massage case

July 05, 1996|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A help-wanted ad for a lingerie model in a Crofton-area shopper led to the arrest Tuesday of two women on charges of running an illegal massage parlor and house of prostitution in a Crofton apartment.

Carmen Morgan Lopez, 39, of the 1600 block of Fendall Court in Crofton was charged with operating a massage parlor without a license and operating a brothel. She was held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Stephanie L. VonBargen, 20, of the 200 block of Margate Drive in Glen Burnie was charged with giving massages without a license and massaging or offering to massage an erogenous area of a customer. She was released on her own recognizance.

County police arrested the women shortly after 1 p.m. at an apartment in the 900 block of Eastham Court in Crofton.

Police staked out the house and apartment after women who answered the ad complained that they had been told they would be required to give massages wearing their own lingerie.

Pub Date: 7/05/96

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