License Revoked for Local Massage Business

License Revoked for Local Massage Business

St. Charles Mayor Raymond Rogina, acting as the city’s liquor control commissioner, enforced local massage ordinances and revoked the license of Shangri-La Massage & Spa, 2015 Dean St., Suite 7A after an employee was cited Jan. 11, 2017, for misdemeanor prostitution.

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Shangri-La also must pay $2,990.20 in court costs. The St. Charles Liquor Control Commission considers alcohol, tobacco and massage license issues.

The licensee came before the St. Charles Liquor Commission on Nov. 13, 2017, after appealing the original Feb. 6, 2017, license revocation. On Nov. 27, 2017, Rogina issued his Findings and Decision from the November hearing, once again finding the licensee committed seven violations of the Massage Establishment Code.

Five violations pertained to prostitution, solicitation to commit prostitution, or other acts of a sexual nature; two pertained to supervision.

The licensee presented at a mitigation hearing Dec. 18, 2017. After review of the hearing transcript, Rogina found that each alleged violation of the Massage Establishment Code was violated by a preponderance of evidence.

Rogina quoted case law saying “the absence of prior violations or evidence that a licensee knew of its employee’s prohibited conduct does not render a decision to revoke a massage establishment license an abuse of discretion.”

SOURCE: city of St. Charles news release

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Friendly neighborhoods, diverse retailers, international employers, innovative schools, beautiful parks, varied cultural amenities, and unique architecture have earned St. Charles its reputation as the Pride of the Fox. Located in both DuPage and Kane counties, the city of St. Charles is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, and has a population of approximately 33,000.

More than 1,800 businesses, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants and manufacturing facilities, employ more than 18,000 people. The city of St. Charles was named the #1 City for Families by Family Circle® magazine in 2011; one of the “150 Great Places in Illinois,” by the AIA Illinois; and one of the “Top 10 Towns To Live In” by West Suburban Living magazine.