Sheriff: Battle Creek spa owner charged with prostitution

Calhoun County

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Calhoun County authorities are charging a spa owner with prostitution.

Stephen Hagerman, of West Bloomfield Township, is being charged with prostitution as the result of an investigation that started in 2018, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office said in a Tuesday release.

Hagerman owns Avenue Spa on E. Michigan Avenue in Battle Creek, and Highway Spa on Partello Road in Marengo Township. Both spas were the focus of the investigation, authorities say.

Highway Spa in Marengo Township Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.
Avenue Spa in Battle Creek on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

Investigators say they watched the spas, spoke to workers and customers, and ultimately raided them in October 2019, seizing phones and electronics. At the time of the raids in 2019, two people were arrested on outstanding warrants.

Hagerman has a list of prior convictions dating back to the 1990s. If convicted, he could spend decades in jail. At arraignment Tuesday, his bond was set at $1,000. He’s expected back in court April 14.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call detectives at 269.781.0880.

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