November 5, 2020

Contact: Chief Vito F. Sinopoli

 Tranquility Massage- 47 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd. Akron, Ohio 44333

 As a result of a joint investigation between the Bath Township Police Department and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office of a business known as “Tranquility Massage” located at 47 N. Cleveland Massillon in a commercial tenant suite, felony  charges potentially of compelling prostitution remain pending against a male and female connected with the business.

 Patrons of this illegal business have also been identified and charges may be filed against them as well.

 Law enforcement officers conducted several surveillance details of Tranquility Massage over the past several weeks. Observed activity was consistent with the business being used as an illicit prostitution front. Investigative observations included: 1) only males entering and exiting the premises; 2) female employees walking to and from the business location, but not leaving the premises for extended periods of time.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Bath Township Police Department executed search warrants on Thursday November 5th which provided additional information and evidence including seized cash.  

Additional criminal charges remain pending in this matter with investigators continuing to gather important information about the case.