WARREN -- A hearing that will decide whether or not the eight massage parlors closed will remain shuttered was postponed until next Monday.
The hearing for a preliminary injunction on the nuisance-abatement claim filed by the city, in which 15 customers from across northeast Ohio are expected to testify, was postponed until 9 a.m. Monday in front of Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay.
The hearing was pushed back because both prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed that some owners and operators of the spas that were summonsed to appear in court had not been given five days notice as required by state law.
Eight of the city's 10 spas were raided by state agents nearly three weeks ago on allegations that workers provided sex to paying customers. The state's attorney general's office is also investigating to see if the spa workers were sex trafficking victims.