Two arrested in human trafficking, prostitution investigation in Smyrna

SMYRNA, Del. – Smyrna Police arrested two people on Monday following a years long human trafficking and prostitution investigation.

During the early morning hours, detectives executed search warrants on a residence in the 100 block of Holly Ridge Drive and at the Kiki Spa in the unit block of E Commerce Street, both in Smyrna.

As a result, 61-year-old James Walls and 64-year-old Sha Shen were both taken into custody. It was determined that over a period of time both suspects were using victims trafficked into the country illegally to engage in prostitution and other sex acts at their business, the Kiki Spa.

Walls and Shen were each charged with two counts of human trafficking, person knowingly acquires, maintains an interest in, conceals, possesses, transfers, or transports the proceeds of criminal activity, promoting prostitution, and second degree conspiracy. They were both held on $70,000 cash bond each, pending a future preliminary hearing.

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