Sting Operation at Massage Parlor – Undercover Officer Offered Sexual Favor

An Owner and employee at a massage parlor in Burlington have been arrested following a sting operation, according to the Burlington Police Department.

On June 30th, 2023, an investigation was conducted by detectives with the Burlington Police Department into the business “J Massage” located at 3220 Division Street. This was due to complaints received over the last couple of years in reference to sexual acts happening for an extra tip.

On July 12th, 2023, after conducting visual surveillance on the business, detectives pulled trash out of the trash can belonging to J Massage. They soon found a small sack containing numerous paper towels and tissues. After examination, it was found these tested positive for seminal fluid.

During the investigation, detectives learned the owner of J Massage was James Dixon.

On September 20th, 2023, an Undercover Police Officer was sent into the business for a massage. The undercover officer was then offered manual copulation form Yuna Song, a female, in the form of a hand gesture. The officer asked Song what she meant, and she clarified that she was offering a sex act for $60. The undercover officer declined the act.

At 2:00pm on the same day, detectives executed a search warrant at J Massage. Song and Dixon were then brought to the Burlington Police Department for an interview.

Dixon admitted that he is aware Asian massage parlors are known for giving sexual “favors”. He also admitted that he has been to parlors like that in the past, and that he has received massages from Song.

The profits from the massage parlor were brought up, with Dixon telling detectives that he receives half of the money to pay the bills. Song keeps the other half, as well as any tip money.

James Dixon, 71, was charged with Pandering, a class D felony.

Yuna Song, 68, was charged with Prostitution, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Burlington Police detectives were assisted in the investigation by the Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, and Department of Homeland Security Investigators.