3 suspects charged in human trafficking investigation in Va. Beach plead guilty

Virginia Beach

Left to Right (Top to Bottom): Tiehu Cai, Wang Daoju, Haihong Li, and Juan Fu. (Images: Virginia Beach Police Department)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Three of four suspects charged in a human trafficking investigation in Virginia Beach pleaded guilty to their charges this week.

Court records show 45-year-old Tiehu Cai pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to charges of maintain or frequent a bawdy place, using vehicle to promote prostitution and pander, pimp or receive money from prostitute.

Cai, 43-year-old Wang Daoju, 50-year-old Haihong Li, and 50-year-old Juan Fu were arrested in June after Homeland Security investigators and Virginia Beach police raided the three massage parlors and another business.

Li pleaded guilty to charges of prostitution, adultery or fornication for money, etc., and maintain or frequent a bawdy place. She received a 60-day jail sentence.

Daoju pleaded guilty to charges of solicitation for prostitution and maintain or frequent bawdy place. She received a 240-day sentence with 180 days suspended — leaving 60 days to serve.

Both Li and Daoju appeared in court in Wednesday.

Fu, who was charged with maintain or frequent a bawdy place and using vehicle to promote prostitution, has a hearing scheduled for Sept. 11.

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