In July, 2008 there was a brothel bust in Berwyn. People were shocked that one of the world’s oldest professions was going on under their noses on the Main Line.
A brothel in Berwyn?
Residents say “no way” but that’s what the Feds say was going on at the Swan Day Spa at 529 Lancaster Avenue.
Federal authorities say it was being portrayed as a health spa, but there was a lot more going on here than just massages.
Authorities say the operators were running a thriving business since April 2005 with sexual favors being offered along with the massage for $60 cash, $65 for credit. But things began to unravel when the operators hired two illegal immigrants from China eager to make a new life here in the U.S. The women thought they were going to provide massages. But the Feds say the operators wanted them to also have sex with clients. When the women refused, authorities say the manager threatened to turn them over to immigration. The women somehow managed to escape. Meanwhile, residents and business owners seemed stunned all this was going on in Berwyn.
I always wondered why the Swan looked so low brow, yet so many men went there for “massages”. Ick. And duhh, quite frankly. It wasn’t exactly a place that made you think Client List and Jennifer Love-Hewitt.
Well it is ground hog day on the upper Main Line, as today, four years later also in July, in Devon (also a Chester County community) there apparently was a prostitution bust on Friday the 13th (bad day to be a hooker, apparently).
Devon, known for HORSE shows and expensive foreign car dealerships now has the dubious honor of being known for HOOKERS.
Mind you, should we be surprised? When you put devon prostitutes into Google, God help me there is the online list that pops up. A yellow pages to the round heeled. Ick a doodle do. And there have been rumors for years of similar situations in places like Ardmore and Wynnewood, but no busts have ever occured to my knowledge. They have however busted Mummers clubs in Philadelphia.
The Daily Local reports that these hookers were from Oregon? Did they throw a dart at a map? Is Devon the new Sin City and no one got the memo?
DEVON — Two people were arrested last week for allegedly providing prostitution services at an area hotel, police said.According to the Tredyffrin Police Department, Jacquelyn Stahley, 24, and Jamaal M. Lambert, 29, both of Portland, Ore., were arrested Friday, July 13, after employees of the Devon Marriot alerted police shortly before 4 p.m. about suspicious activity inside the hotel.Police said an assistant manager of the hotel told investigators Stahley arrived at the hotel with Lambert and checked into the hotel with a cash payment. The manager also told police he suspected she was a prostitute, according to a criminal complaint filed by police.
Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch has the press release from Tredyffrin Police that you can read.
They were picked up on the 700 block of Lancaster Avenue as per 6 ABC.