Spa owner in Braceville agrees to get out of business

WARREN – Following two raids in less than a year, the owner of the Rose Sap in Braceville agreed Friday to shutter the business for good.

A nuisance hearing was held before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Ronald Rice on Friday in which Ted Kolacz said he would not reopen the state Route 5 business as a spa.

Kolacz, of Newton Falls, is allowed to move another business there, though.

The agreement caps a year in which the business was raided twice by law enforcement on claims employees and patrons were engaging in prostitution.

Last month, Braceville police executed a search warrant at the spa after a man told police he had paid $50 to get into the spa, plus additional money for various sex acts.

During the April 4 raid, officers found a customer engaged in a sex act with an employee, according to police reports. Police also found more than 200 condoms and nearly $8,000 inside the spa.

On-site manager Sun Cha Chae, 68, 950 Sandpiper Trail S.E., Warren, pleaded no contest to three counts of misdemeanor prostitution and was fined $1,500 and given a 60-day suspended jail sentence.

Kyong Hwa Nguyen, 56, also of 950 Sandpiper Trail S.E., Warren, pleaded no contest to fourth-degree misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass. She was fined $250 on each count and ordered to pay additional court costs.

In July 2012 the business operated under the name the Four Seasons Spa and was shut down after police said they caught a customer engaged in sex acts with an employee.

The manager at the time, Kay Owens of Canfield, pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated trespass after charges of promoting prostitution against her were dropped.