A Rainbow Spa employee indicted for prostitution and possession of a controlled substance did not appear for arraignment Friday in Madison Circuit Court.

Hyun Lee, 29, was scheduled for arraignment Friday to enter a plea on the charges alleged in an earlier indictment. When Madison Circuit Judge William Jennings called roll for cases listed on the docket, attorney Jimmy Dale Williams said he had not heard from Lee in the past two weeks.

Williams said he was aware of an immigration warrant for her arrest, but was unsure if she had been detained on the warrant, causing her not to be present. Jennings issued a summons for Lee and the person who posted her bond, Kyung Ito, to appear Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.

Jennings said if the defendant does not appear at that time or is not confirmed in immigration custody, a warrant will be issued for her arrest.

Lee is free on a $10,000 cash bond. She was one of six arrested in May after Richmond police raided the Rainbow Spa massage parlor on the Eastern Bypass. Undercover officers from Richmond, Lexington and Berea police departments surveilled the business, leading to the arrest of three employees and three customers.

During the search, police discovered a large quantity of condoms, cash and crystal methamphetamine. The massage parlor was shut down following the arrests.

According to the indictment, Lee allegedly engaged in sexual contact with other persons for a fee. She was in possession of methamphetamine at the time of the arrest May 18. She was indicted on the charges this month.

Lee’s address was listed on the indictment as unknown. At the time of her arrest, the address of the Rainbow spa was listed as her residence.

Kelly Foreman can be reached at kforeman@ richmondregister.com or 624-6694.

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