Suspects Arrested for Operating a Brothel


Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Travis Mountz

File # T231720051 and T231720052


On June 21, 2023, as part of a human trafficking investigation, the Palm Desert Business District Team, Special Enforcement Team, and Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force served a search warrant at a spa business in the 74000 block of Alessandro Drive, in the City of Palm Desert. During the execution of the search warrant, Lijuan Ruan, a 41-year-old from Los Angeles, and Xiuxia Bai, a 55-year-old from El Monte, were arrested for operating a brothel. Both suspects were subsequently booked into the John Benoit Detention Center.

If you, or anyone you know has been a victim of human trafficking, you can contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at (888) 373-7888 or contact your local law enforcement agency.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Avila at the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station at 760-836-1600.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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  1. None of the massage parlors are staffed by trafficked women. You can catch them after hours at the casino. They all have cars and operate as independent contractors

  2. They’re killjoys, Party Poopers, Buzz kill, spoilsport, belly acher, sourpuss… poverty is the fourth leading cause of death in America for 15 years old and up.

  3. This has been going on forany years way back in the cowboy days . People never got arrested. It’s a professional job . It no different than massage places. It’s entertainment for all as long as the adults. U have xxx movies theaters
    There not being arrested
    This is a job .figure out to tax them and make legal. Leave it be.


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