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State attorney's office: Hillsborough ordinance not applicable to 'table shower' spas

TAMPA — The Hillsborough State Attorney's Office dropped a charge Monday against a Brandon spa operator accused of violating a county ordinance.

Hui Juan Xu, 43, the operator of Blue Danube Spa, was arrested in March and charged with running an unlicensed sexually-oriented business.

Legitimate massage parlors are not considered sexually-oriented businesses in Hillsborough County, state attorney's spokesman Mark Cox said, and are not required to obtain those licenses.

A judge closed the case last month.

State attorney's office: Hillsborough ordinance not applicable to 'table shower' spas 05/07/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 8:14am]
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