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Johns Creek residents call for tighter massage parlor restrictions

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Johns Creek residents packed a city council meeting on Monday to voice opposition to massage parlors. Johns Creek residents packed a city council meeting on Monday to voice opposition to massage parlors.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -

Angry residents in Johns Creek say questionable massage parlors are flooding the area. The citizens packed a city council meeting on Monday to voice opposition to the parlors, which they claim offer more than massages.

Residents are asking the city council to follow the lead of cities like Duluth and Sandy Springs and tighten restrictions on massage parlors.

"I'd like the city to get rid of the garbage. I'd like the city to get rid of any illegal businesses that are here, particularly those that exploit women and children," said Michele Sarkisian.

Shawn Whiteman, who owns a rental truck business on Highway 141, doesn't believe that a massage parlor next door offers traditional services.

"No, not when people come in at 1 and 2 in the morning and park in the back," Whiteman said.

Lucy Ye, the owner of a different parlor, Serenity Massage, is adamant that her business is legitimate.

"Some customers come, they ask, all the masseuses reject. They say, ‘No if you want sex, you go other place," said Ye, who added that her massage therapists are licensed and legal.

Residents want more checks on some of these massage parlors to make sure they are licenses and make sure they are staying open the hours they are supposed to.

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