2 Woman Charged in Prostitution Investigation in Nyack Sentenced to Community Service

BY BILL DEMAREST

NYACK – Two Queens women charged with prostitution at a tiny storefront “spa” that was raided by Orangetown police have pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and sentenced to community service.

In Nyack Village Court on Tuesday, Soonae Kim, 56, of 114-47 37th Ave., Flushing, accused of prostitution, a misdemeanor, and Shunu Li, 45, of 114-24 37th Ave., Flushing, accused of prostitution, a misdemeanor, were ordered by Nyack Village Judge Robert Knoebel to serve 40 hours of community service after their plea to disorderly conduct. They must also pay court fees of $125 each.

Orangetown police said the 13-17 Route 59 Spa, located just east of the New York State Thruway overpass bridge on the south side of Route 59, was under investigation for three months based on numerous complaints from the community.

Orangetown police and members of the Rockland County Narcotics Task Force raided the spa in March arrested the two Queens women and seized more than $500. In 2011, Orangetown police arrested three woman and seized more than $17,000 during and investigation involving the same location.

Republished: Nyack Free Press