Arrested were Qiao He, a.k.a. “Judy,” 37, and her sister Gaineng He, 36, both of San Francisco.
“The victims in these brothels were treated as commodities in an insidious human marketplace,” Harris said. “Human trafficking is a heinous crime that destroys the lives of victims and threatens the safety of our communities,” she said.
Authorities accuse the pair of charging as much as $200 for intercourse with several young Asian women in the brothels.
Undercover officers say they were repeatedly told new girls would be brought in every Sunday.
A report from Harris in 2012 revealed the global sex market is a $32 billion dollar industry.