Woman Who Ran Dallas Brothel Disguised as Massage Parlor Arrested Again

Yon Canapp after her arrest in 2016 (Dallas County Jail)
Yon Canapp after her arrest in 2016 (Dallas County Jail)

A woman was arrested last week after police said she operated a brothel disguised as a massage parlor in northwest Dallas — a crime she’s been accused of at least twice before.

Yon Canapp, 61, faces charges of aggravated promotion of prostitution and operating a massage establishment without a license, police records show.

According to an arrest-warrant affidavit, Canapp supervised and managed “Harmony,” a business in the 11100 block of Shady Trail.

Uniformed Dallas police officers searched the business in May, and Canapp described Harmony as a “relaxation business,” according to the warrant. Detectives later discovered the location didn’t have a license to conduct massage therapy.

Officials discovered someone applied for a personal service certificate of occupancy at the location in November 2018, and the business was supposed to be a place for foot massages, the warrant states. Employees were prohibited from touching other parts of a customer’s body. A sign at the business even reads “No Massage,” the warrant states.

After the May encounter, undercover police officers conducted subsequent investigations of Harmony over suspicions that prostitution occurred at the business.

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SOURCE: LaVendrick Smith
Dallas Morning News / dallasnews.com