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Couple charged with sex trafficking at Norwell day spa

A Malden couple were arrested Friday for trafficking sex through a day spa in Norwell, officials said.

Authorities conducted a search of Platinum Body Works Spa on 144 Washington St. in Norwell on Feb. 20, police said in a statement.

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As a result of the search, police arrested Xiangmei Eckhardt and Robert Eckhardt Friday at their Malden home on Friday, police said in a release.

The Eckhardts are facing charges for trafficking of person for sexual servitude and deriving support from prostitution. Additionally, Robert Eckhardt was charged with misleading an officer.


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Bail has been set for $9,000 each, police said.

The pair are due to be arraigned on Monday, a spokeswoman for the Plymouth district attorney said.

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