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
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
Prosecutors in Minnesota say four people have been arrested in a multi-state prostitution ring that targeted Chinese and Korean women, reports MPR News.
Three of the suspects are being held in Southern California and the fourth in Blaine, MN.
“It seemed to me this was the Uber of sex trafficking, where … 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
Victims of human trafficking could be the guy delivering your Chinese food, a woman giving manicures, the men working in the kitchen of your favorite restaurant or the woman taking care of the children of someone you know. They have been gardeners, waiters, bakers and teachers.
By Bethany Ao
Photos by Joyce Huang
For over two decades, Russell and Joan Jeung have lived in East Oakland to fulfill their calling to serve the community. The neighborhood they reside in is filled with refugees from Southeast Asia, most of them struggling to make ends meet financially.
Living among the people the couple … Read more
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced that 55-year-old Jimmy Gong Lee has been sentenced to 10-years in prison and must pay a penalty for his role in an Emeryville, California-based sex trafficking ring, reports Highland Community News.
Lee and Tom Loi pled guilty in May to multiple felony charges. Lee pled to conspiracy … Read more
Few decent humans would disagree that exploiting children for sex is one of the most despicable crimes known to man. (photo by Sylvar)
An Indian American owned hotel chain has set up a training program to teach its employees how to spot child trafficking and prevent it, reports India West.
Vision Hospitality is … Read more