SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFDW.COM) – A Southlake restaurant linked to a Dallas spa known for prostitution is back open.
Meanwhile, money from the restaurant was going to pay bills at the spa.
At least six people have been charged in the operation.
Five of the women found at the spa are getting help as victims of human trafficking.
The manager of the Dragon House, Michael Teng, told CBS 11 he had no idea about the owner’s alleged involvement in other business dealings.
He said the employees decided to reopen the restaurant because everyone needed work.
“Everybody need a job,” said Teng. “It’s not our fault. We do everything right. We are hard working people just trying to make living.”
On Wednesday, October 30, the Dallas Police Department, along with local law enforcement partners, executed search warrants at the Jade Spa and eight associated addresses in Dallas, Carrollton, Grapevine, Arlington, Southlake and Irving.
A search warrant was executed at the Dragon House which was found to be directly tied to the spa’s owners and management, and was financially linked to illegal activities.