The owner of a North Canton massage business has been arrested on prostitution charges, police said Tuesday.
John Ceroni, 65, is charged by police with promoting prostitution and procuring. He was being held in the Stark County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond set during his appearance in Canton Municipal Court.
Police say Ceroni is the owner of The Massage Center, 1320 W. Maple St., where officers served a search warrant March 13 amid allegations of prostitution.
During the search, North Canton police say a task force of officers seized “three pickup truck loads of evidence.” The items included 14 massage tables, computers, documents, adult videos and a gun, police said.
Officers then presented their case to city prosecutors, who approved charges.