Henrico massage clinic back open after owner’s arrest

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HENRICO, VA (WTVR) -- Henrico's Luna Massage Centrr has re-opened a day after the owner was convicted in court.

Mr. Neri Armin Navarrete, who identifies as a woman, was convicted of not having a massage license. Her 90 day sentence was suspended and she was fined $500.

Navarrete said off-camera that she reopened with licensed employees working under her Tuesday.

Nearby businesses however remain uneasy about the establishment after police initially accused Navarrete of soliciting prostitution.

"They have no evidence and it never happened," Naverrette said.

Those charges were nolle prosse and set aside by Henrico Commonwealth Attorney's for now.

Prosecutor Michael Feinmel told CBS 6 that the charges were the result of a sting operation after advertisments for erotic services appeared online.

As a condition of her sentence, Navarrete is banned from advertising for escort services on the internet.




  • Robbie

    It’s it’s Manislutsi! You sly ole boy cross dressing again. Got busted for massaging all those Limbaugh’s and holding them in your cheeks. I sure hope you’re using protection cause I wouldn’t want any of your Republican clients to get the drip from you. You never cease to amaze me.

  • Jay

    St George….you a homophobe?
    “Mr. Neri Armin Navarrete, who identifies as a woman….” This is part of story?

    • B Addy

      No Jay , Joe is just trying to help normal folks understand why they are looking at a picture of a “female” LOL!!! while the name is that of a man.

      • Jay

        Eliminate “Mr.” and 95% of readers would know no difference. Media rarely prefaces names with such titles.

  • John

    The future of this establishment looks bleak. The police have you under surveillance. The undercover agents will surely be visiting you as customers. The next door neighbor will be on the lookout for any suspicious activity so he can report that to the police. It will just be a matter of time before more charges and harassment drives all customers away.
    The best alternative at this point is to run your business with all that in mind, and put it up for sale. In the interim, start planning your next establishment in another jurisdiction or city. Cut your loses and move on.

  • Ryan Page

    This isn’t news at all! It’s sites like Rub Maps that make realize there are tons of parlors everywhere! It’s the Yelp of massage parlors.

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