Lawrence pair who ran massage business accused of multiple sex crimes

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LAWRENCE, Kan. -- On Tuesday evening, Lawrence police along with Douglas County Sheriff's deputies arrested Chen Li and Guihong Xiao.

They're accused of multiple crimes, including forcing two people to involuntary servitude, knowingly operating a business where sexual relations are sold, and Xiao is also accused of performing sexual acts.

A Lawrence police spokesperson says this was part of a long investigation. According to court documents, the two operated this business since October 2014.

There are mugshots from a 2012 arrest, Xiao and Li were accused at that time of running a similar business in Bonner Springs, Kan., along with two other women.

People FOX 4 spoke to who were in the same business complex as "spring massage" in Lawrence say they didn't even know there was a massage business there. They say the business was pretty quiet, and there was only a small sign on the door.

FOX 4 also spoke to neighbors of Li and Xiao. They say the two kept to themselves; they'd see them only occasionally in the mornings, but the shower seemed to run most of the night.

Neighbors also say they were surprised to see the commotion on Tuesday when police searched the home and arrested them. Li and Xiao are in jail on a $500,000 bond. Xiao will be back in court on Monday, May 4th, and Li will be in court May 18th.