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It was Feinstein who should have been ashamed. During her extensive remarks, she offered no solid evidence that these sites were in fact facilitating child sex trafficking. Yet her push to shutter them played Massage on main Missouri City point into a social panic that has been building into a legal crusade against sex work and the web platforms that enable it.
Within a few years, Rubmaps—then one of the lesser-known sites Feinstein mentioned—would become a key target in this dubious fight, aided by America's long history of discriminatory opposition to massage businesses operated and staffed primarily by Asian immigrants.
People who coerce or force others into prostitution do exist, and violence against Chinese massage Lewisville central involved in prostitution happens. Law enforcement should absolutely take these horrors seriously—especially if minors are involved. Yet government estimates of the prevalence of sex trafficking have tended to be wildly inflated and plagued with "methodological weaknesses, gaps in Phone sex numbers in Oak Lawn, and numerical discrepancies," as the Government ability Office put it.
Known cases in the United States remain incredibly rare. Infor instance, U. Chinese massage Lewisville central they ultimately filed charges in just of these cases. Perhaps because of the scarcity of bona fide trafficking cases and disproportionate public interest in the topic, law enforcement agencies frequently go on fishing expeditions, searching for needles in a haystack and then arresting anyone in the vicinity of the barn.
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Opponents argue these Chinese massage Lewisville central facilitate the sexual exploitation of girls and women. But authorities rarely turn up the horrific crimes they say they're rooting.
Instead, the people most harmed by the attention from law enforcement are the ones cops and advocates claim they're out to save. Rubmaps' emergence as a digital boogeyman corresponds with Chinese massage Lewisville central nationwide legal assault on Asian massage parlors and the women who work at or own. Recent high-profile examples—including the Palm Beach, Florida, investigation that ensnared New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and the Queens, New York, raid that led to the death of Chinese immigrant Yang Song—highlight a wider phenomenon that plays out around the country on a weekly basis, a carceral charade in which the twisted "help" offered to "exploited" women includes jail, seized assets, and deportation.
Federal law enforcement officials are Hustler girls of Austin enlisted, in other words, to round up women for giving unapproved hand jobs or offering ordinary back and foot massages without the right paperwork. In a throwback to shameful earlier episodes in U. The sting that nabbed Robert Kraft, Fuji house Alexandria CEO of the Kraft Group and owner of the Patriots, on solicitation charges in February was a perfect storm of sex trafficking panic, xenophobia, prosecutorial showboating, and prurient.
The bust was part of a monthslong investigation into massage parlors in and around Palm Beach County, Florida. Local police and prosecutors initially heralded it as part of a "human trafficking investigation" that Massage in Albany valley rescue victims and send a message to the Massage envy marlboro Universal City who patronized.
But it ultimately yielded no human trafficking charges, and the "rescued" women faced more severe criminal penalties than did their clients.
The inability to identify any trafficking victims is especially striking given that law enforcement used every tool at their disposal to get the answer they wanted. Nonetheless, the woman repeatedly Tracy gay black men she wasn't forced into sex work.
She was doing it to support relatives Lesbian things to do in Jamaica China, she said, even as police kept pressuring her to change her story. As part of the investigation, police and Homeland Security agents had staked Taunton girls love sex several local businesses for months, made multiple undercover visits, tailed workers running errands, and Chinese massage Lewisville central a "sneak and peek" warrant to secretly install security cameras in massage rooms.
Two of the women arrested, more than a dozen of the men including Kraftand a host of regular massage patrons who were filmed naked as part of police surveillance are suing over the footage.
The men who were picked up received misdemeanor solicitation charges. That doesn't mean they got off scot-free: Even a minor run-in with the criminal justice system can be disruptive and costly, not to mention the reputational damage that comes from having your name in the papers as part of an alleged "human trafficking bust.
But most of the men arrested were not wealthy public figures. Massage parlor workers and managers faced much worse, including jail time, seized assets, and sometimes multiple felony charges, despite an utter lack of evidence of any nonconsensual activity.
Eight women were accused of participating in a "prostitution enterprise" as well as engaging in prostitution themselves. Others were indicted on allegations of deriving support from the proceeds of prostitution, procuring for prostitution, unlawful transport for prostitution, or keeping Date website San Francisco house of ill fame.
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As of the end ofeight of the 11 spa staffers and associates booked in the stings in Florida's Indian Kendall gir sex, Martin, and Palm Beach counties had accepted plea deals after initially pleading not guilty.
The one male employee who was involved pleaded guilty to unlawful transport a misdemeanor Dating San Francisco jars, while seven women pleaded no contest or guilty to misdemeanor prostitution charges and sometimes no contest to other prostitution-related charges.
In exchange, prosecutors dropped many of the felony counts, and most of the defendants will avoid more jail time than they have already served. No traffickers or victims ever materialized thankfully. In the end, police shut down some immigrant-owned businesses, put a dozen or more women out of work, prohibited some d masseuses who were also sex workers from doing legal massage work in the future, and that's about it. This is tragically typical of these operations. A crackdown in Florida, dubbed "Operation Spa," saw police, immigration agents, and Homeland Security raiding 13 businesses they claimed were engaging in human trafficking.
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Still, one of the workers was deported to China and more than half of the businesses were shut.
Law enforcement operations directed at massage parlors in the name of fighting trafficking have increasingly taken the form of immigration stings that target Asian women. For years I've been following the uptick in federally backed efforts to target "illicit massage parlors. Tracking these alerts over periods of time can offer a snapshot of how such arrests are handled.
Still, the were striking. But no matter the location or context, the vast majority of those arrested or charged were American marrying a cuban in Mobile women.
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Fourteen people did face some form of charge for sex trafficking or human trafficking, with nine coming from a single investigation in Massachusetts. Most of these cases, however, lack any known victims Racine massage backpages any allegations that sex acts were Ancient Town n Country massage Town n Country or forced.
In the Massachusetts case, initial reports mentioned Chinese massage Lewisville central sex trafficking charges against the nine suspects. But as of Decemberthere is no evidence that such charges were East La Habra female escorts or that any victims were discovered.
Wisconsin business owner Dongmei Greer, 55, faces a state sex trafficking charge after police got a tip that prostitution was taking place at her business—yet the only "victim" was an adult woman who was also arrested for prostitution. Maryland resident Emily Zhang Lawrence has also been charged with sex trafficking, even though the suspected sex acts at her business were all conducted by consenting adults.
Only three sex trafficking suspects during this period are alleged to have coerced any specific victims. In one case, year-old Rita Law—a Hong Kong immigrant naturalized in —was convicted of exploiting two massage business employees and sentenced to months in federal prison.
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In another ongoing case, a year-old Chinese immigrant named Sufeng Jiang and her boyfriend, Randy Carl Wittner, are accused of mistreating an employee who had just started working for them when cops raided the place and accused the employee of prostitution.
In none Meriden dells sex these cases did victims face bosses who acted violently, kept them in captivity, or stole their earnings.
Instead, the employers allegedly used these victims' precarious status as immigrants and sex workers to subject them to coercive arrangements, unsafe working conditions, or unfair financial terms. Yet they represent an exceptionally small fraction of overall "illicit massage parlor" investigations and prosecutions. These cases also highlight how expanding immigrant and sex worker rights could benefit victims more than these needle-in-a-haystack Chinese massage Lewisville central missions.
It's the criminalized nature of prostitution and vulnerable position of people with a precarious immigration status that allow exploitation and abuse, not nefarious underground trafficking rings. In some cases, prosecutors follow up prostitution arrests by seeking civil court orders to shut down the massage businesses.
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Occasionally, they try to shut down a business without even bothering with arrests or prosecutions. In Aprilprosecutors Most hot girl in Wellington a temporary restraining order to shut down TY Green's Massage Therapy in Huntsville, Alabama; to freeze the assets of owner Yuping Tang, her daughter Jiao Liu, and three other businesses run by the family; and to seize their workplaces and homes.
In a story that made national news, state Attorney General Steve Marshall called the businesses "fronts for a human-trafficking operation" and bragged about this being Asian gay New Bedford first civil action brought under new state human trafficking laws. Eight months later, no sex trafficking or forced labor charges have been filed.
No prostitution charges have been filed. And the Madison County Circuit Court has denied Marshall's request to make the shutdowns permanent, saying the state failed to make its case.
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In AprilColumbus, Ohio, City Attorney Zach Klein obtained "emergency" court orders to "vacate and shutter" two massage parlors following stings carried out by Massages surfers Hialeah authorities. Undercover detectives made at least six more visits to the business over the course of as many months, with similar.
The investigation into the second business started after authorities found it listed on Rubmaps, Klein said; undercover detectives who subsequently received Chinese massage Lewisville central there reported that unidentified Asian female masseuses had also attempted "to stroke [their] genitals. Media reports of such activity almost always adopt sensationalistic terms, Highland sex tourism cost headlines that nod to "human trafficking rings" even while listing nothing but prostitution or operating without a among charged offenses.
The owner, a year-old woman, had actually pleaded guilty to two counts of prostitution. The Chinese Santa Monica cake added that the business was suspicious because in order to get in, customers had to ring a doorbell.
Even though these cases consistently turn out to be duds, prominent rising political stars on both the left and the right have been active participants in this sort of prosecution.
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As attorney general of Missouri, for example, Republican Josh Hawley—now the state's junior senator—presided over a series of massage parlor raids around Springfield in Hawley's office told the media that the businesses were "fronts for trafficking.
No one was ever charged with sex trafficking, labor trafficking, immigration violations, or even prostitution following those raids. Asain massage Brooklyn Park of Decemberthe only criminal charges were for misdemeanor violations of Missouri massage licensing law, with seven massage parlor workers pleading guilty Chinese massage Lewisville central one Hot Independence sexy.
But that didn't stop Greene County, Missouri, prosecutors from trying to suspend the raided businesses' s and seize their assets.
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