Accused madam’s bond set at $250K
A judge Friday ordered a Grand Junction massage parlor owner to continue to be held on $250,000 bond
in connection with a valleywide prostitution investigation.
Mesa County Judge Bruce Raaum advised 58-year-old Nan O’Reilly she could be charged with felony counts of racketeering, pimping and tax evasion and misdemeanor counts of keeping a place of prostitution and promoting sexual immorality.
Using a Korean-language interpreter via a conference call, O’Reilly asked for an attorney and asked whether she could put up the building where she operates her business as collateral to post bond.
“I don’t have that much cash, but if you could let me put up my building as collateral, that would be great,” she said through the interpreter.
Raaum rejected her request and told her her bond would only allow her to post cash or hire a bail bondsman.
She will return to court Dec. 2, when prosecutors are expected to formally file charges.
O’Reilly, who has owned and operated Fuji Oriental Therapy Massage, 762 Horizon Drive, was arrested Thursday after a 10-month investigation. Federal prosecutors are seeking to seize more than $1 million in assets allegedly generated by prostitution activity.
Another woman, 52-year-old Suk Young Yu, is still wanted on a $100,000 warrant for pimping. Police spokeswoman Kate Porras would not say whether Yu is connected to Fuji Massage or another massage parlor. Police have said they are investigating two other massage parlors on North Avenue and in Clifton.
O’Reilly’s arrest affidavit and a search warrant for her business remain sealed.
When asked whether any johns would be arrested, Porras said, “That is always a possibility. That is part of the investigation.”