An active-duty sailor stationed in Oklahoma was arrested last week and is being accused of running a prostitution ring out of a massage parlor he owned along with his wife.
Navy Counselor 1st Class Joseph Edward Fetterman, 34, was booked by the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office following an eight-month investigation that involved the Oklahoma City Police, Del City Police, the Department of Homeland Security and NCIS, according to a Fox 25 News report.
Authorities uncovered evidence that patrons were allegedly visiting the Bangkok Thai Massage & Spa for much more than just back pain.
And the sailor’s wife, Kanyarat Fetterman, was instrumental in providing the prostitutes, the report said.
“She’s from Thailand and she also brought in some Thai girls to come over and assist in the prostitution,” Oklahoma City Police Capt. Bo Mathews told Fox 25 News.
Just how many ladies of the night worked out of the establishment remains unclear, the report said.
Fetterman and his wife were booked by the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office on felony charges of maintaining a house of prostitution, unlawful financial transactions, conspiracy to commit a felony, unlawful use of a computer and pandering, the sheriff’s office said.
Fetterman enlisted in the Navy in 2001 and has been stationed at Tinker Air Force Base with Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Three since April 2014, Navy records show.