WOBURN – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan announced that Ping Wang, 53, of Medford and Yudan Feng, 37, of Quincy were arraigned today in Somerville District Court after being charged with one count each of performing sexual conduct for a fee.
Judge Maurice Flynn released the defendants on personal recognizance and scheduled the next hearing in their cases for Wednesday, August 15.
“This incident is a good example of the importance of community engagement with law enforcement officials,” stated District Attorney Ryan. “People who saw something suspicious, reported it to police, which then allowed detectives to do their jobs. In crime fighting and with crime prevention programs we are always more successful if we collaborate with each other to share information and resources.”
“These arrests were made possible thanks to help from the public and the good work of law enforcement,” said Medford Police Chief Leo Sacco, Jr. “Tips from members of the public who sensed suspicious activity was occurring led to the investigation. We are grateful to the people who came forward so that this activity could be stopped.”
The defendants were arrested at approximately 11:30 a.m., July 16, for attempting to perform sexual acts on undercover police officers in exchange for money. The arrests followed a three week investigation by the Medford Police Department in response to community reports of suspicious activity at local massage parlors.
The charges against the defendants are allegations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
This incident was investigated by the Medford Police Department.
The prosecutor assigned to this case today was Assistant District Attorney is Mary O’Neill.