Palm Desert Woman Accused of Running Prostitution Ring, Out on Bail

City News Service

A Palm Desert woman who was arrested on prostitution charges was out on bail Thursday.

Xiaozhen Xhang, 61, was arrested in La Quinta.

Xiaozhen Xhang, 61, was arrested Wednesday when the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force served a search warrant at a location in the 78-000 block of Highway 111 in La Quinta, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff officials said the warrant stemmed from a prior incident of a sex act being negotiated in exchange for money.

No victims of sex trafficking were identified during the servicing of the warrant.

Xhang was initially booked on Sept. 8 into the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio on suspicion of solicitation of prostitution and maintaining a house of prostitution, but has since posted bail, according to jail records.

She is scheduled to appear at Larson Justice Center in Indio on Nov. 18.

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