Employees at Dolls Beauty Products didn’t sell cosmetics or hair dye, according to Miami-Dade police. They sold sex.
Margarita Chiriboga was arrested Wednesday and charged with running two businesses in Miami-Dade that were fronts for prostitution. Police allege her employees sold massages and sexual acts inside the abandoned-looking stores.
The details below were released in an arrest warrant for Chiriboga first issued in early December:
Miami-Dade police officers began investigating one of Chiriboga’s businesses in September 2015 following an anonymous tip. When an officer visited the business, she found what looked like an abandoned office with blacked out windows, not “Dolls Beauty Products.”
Inside, the waiting room had two couches and an array of massage lotions. The officer tried to buy beauty products but was turned away. Workers told the officer the owner was “Margarita” and offered a phone number that showed up in multiple online advertisements for sex, police said.
An officer called the number and arranged an appointment at the store, located at 12260 SW Eighth St. Once inside, he agreed to pay $120 for a massage. The officer was settled in the massage room, where the woman offered to massage and masturbate him for $150. She removed her clothing, massaged his back for a few seconds, then “made an overt move toward his genital area,” according to the warrant.