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County to consider tighter regulations for massage parlors

Gloucester Sheriff Darrell Warren has asked the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors to consider tightening the county ordinance that regulates massage parlors, stating that his office has received complaints over the past six to eight months involving alleged questionable activities at two massage parlors in the county. The matter will be the subject of a public hearing next month.

According to county attorney Ted Wilmot, representatives from the sheriff’s office have been meeting with him to discuss possible solutions to these complaints. As a result of those meetings, Wilmot drafted an ordinance revision that would prohibit massage of certain portions of the body and would also prohibit the exposure of certain portions of the body during a massage.

According to Wilmot, the proposed amendments restore similar provisions that were removed from Gloucester County Code in 2006 for reasons that no one can identify. The proposed amendments are also very similar to what neighborin...

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