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4 arrested after months-long prostitution investigation

PHOENIX — Four people were arrested on numerous prostitution-related charges Tuesday following a three-month investigation, police said in a release.

Phoenix Police had been investigating the owners of the Euro Style Day Spa, one at 3202 E. Greenway Road and one at 9118 N. Cave Creek Road, after receiving information in January they were involved in underage prostitution.

The arrests were made while police were watching both businesses and a home in the 2800 block of N. 57th Drive.

Ricardo Ovalle, 39, Irene Santos-Toral, 36, Jacqueline Pallares-Reyes, 30, and Yesenia Gonzales-Bazan, 23, were all taken into custody. More than $7,600 in chase was seized.

Several suspects have admitted to charges of maintaining a house of prostitution, residing in a house of prostitution, pandering and prostitution.