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Woodbury masseuse charged with prostitution

A Woodbury massage parlor worker is due in court next month on charges she solicited sexual contact from undercover police officers.

Chulalak Ratsbouth, a 28-year-old who worked under the name "Victoria" at Oriental Touch Massage, was charged May 25 with one count of misdemeanor prostitution.

She is scheduled to make her first appearance on the charges July 18 in Washington County District Court.

According to a criminal complaint:

An undercover Woodbury police officer scheduled an April 14 appointment at the business after the department received reports of prostitution at the location.

The undercover detective paid $38 for a massage and was led into a room by Ratsbouth.

After changing into his underpants, the detective met with the masseuse, who seemed surprised to see him even partially clothed.

"(Ratsbouth) entered the room and said, 'Oh, boxers' as if she was surprised that (the detective) still had on his underwear," the complaint states.

Ratsbouth then performed a massage that involved extensive sexual contact.

On a second occasion, another undercover Woodbury officer made a massage appointment at Oriental Soft Touch.

After making extensive sexual contact with that undercover officer, Ratsbouth informed him that there was only five minutes remaining for the massage and proposed a sex act for $100. The officer declined.

If convicted, Ratsbouth faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $3,000 fine.

The Ratsbouth case represents the second set of sex-related charges at the massage parlor in recent weeks. A St. Paul man was charged with two counts of felony criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly tried forcing himself on a masseuse at the parlor.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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