Tyla-Ann Placencia had just been elected class president at Oceana High School in Pacifica near San Francisco when she went missing on September 27.
“When you have a beautiful young lady that can make herself look almost … Read more
It’s the open secret behind the doors of too many massage parlors.
Happy endings have become synonymous with sex.
Too often its connected to sex trafficking-women lured to America with the promise of a better life, only to be trapped into a life of sexual servitude at a massage parlor while they pay off the … Read more
Thai authorities are pledging their cooperation to stop the human trafficking of Thai women to the United States, reports The Nation.
The pledge comes after the arrests of 21 suspects in a human trafficking ring accused of sending hundreds of Thai women to the United States to work as prostitutes.
By Minnie Roh
Asian American Life
Human trafficking or sex slavery may conjure up images of young children in third world countries, or something that only happens in seedy red light districts, but sex slavery survivor Shandra Woworuntu says sex trafficking is happening all around us. Sometimes it’s even happening right in … Read more
Satish Kartan, 43, and his wife, Sharmistha Barai, 38, of Stockton, Calif, were indicted recently by a Stockton grand jury for forced labor and conspiracy to commit forced labor.
By Ed Diokno
Hundreds of Thai women were offered a chance at the American dream, instead they lived a nightmare as “sex slaves” in a human trafficking ring exposed and busted by a multi-agency investigation that netted 17 arrests, according to an indictment unsealed this … Read more
Human sex trafficking is nothing new in the Asian American community.
It’s no secret there is an illegal pipeline of exploited workers coming from Asian countries of women being lured to the United States, incurring huge debt to immigrate and then being forced to pay off their debt by working in massage parlors or as … Read more
By Ed Diokno
After a year-long legal battle resulting in a $15.2 million default judgment last month, the 11 victims of … Read more