Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Two men and two women were charged Friday with running three brothels out of massage businesses in Midway City, Anaheim and Westminster.

The four defendants are accused pimps who had seven women working with them as prostitutes out of the massage parlors, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Ion Bivol, 27, of Huntington Beach; Hien Thi Nguyen, 26, of Huntington Beach; Ngoc Bao Nguyen, 25, of Santa Ana; and Quynh Thuy Nguyen, 30, of Santa Ana individually are charged with seven counts of pimping and pandering, all felonies. Each of them could face up to 14 years in prison if convicted.

Hien Nguyen owned and operated the massage parlors, Bivol managed the Anaheim business, Quynh Nguyen ran the Westminster business and Ngoc Nguyen managed the Midway City business, prosecutors said.

— City News Service

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