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First person formally charged in massage parlor case

Posted at 6:16 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 19:16:46-04

The first Bill of Information has been filed in the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s recent investigation into alleged prostitution at Lafayette massage parlors.

Xufang Ou
Courtesy LPSO

Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court records show that the bill of information against Xufang Ou, 33, was filed Friday. It accuses her of one count of human trafficking and two counts of felony pandering.

She was booked with human trafficking and four counts of pandering at the time of her arrest. She remains in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center with bond set at $1,050,000. Her arraignment is set for April.

All three crimes are alleged to have occurred on February 12, the bill states.

If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison on the trafficking charge and up to five years on each pandering charge.

To see our story about the arrests, click here. About a week after those arrests, a former aide to U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., was booked with pandering in connection with the case. To read that story, click here.