An advocacy group says there may be hundreds of illicit massage parlors in North Carolina. Chances are you drive by one all the time or even shop near one and don't realize what's going on.
North Carolina has a new tool to find massage Asian massage wilmington that sell sex and the bigger problem associated with them. That bigger problem is human trafficking, or modern day slavery, and, in some cases, organized crime.
These are not legitimate spas.
Investigators estimate one illicit massage business they busted in Apex made a million dollars a year. And with major interstates like 95 and 40, North Carolina has become a destination for human trafficking. They advertise on places like Craiglist and Backpage. Some promise a regular rotation of new girls. Asian massage wilmington set ground rules like "No law enforcement. You won't find their reviews on websites like Yelp, but one site offers an AMP list — which stands for Asian Massage Parlors — where Asian massage wilmington rated on how easy it is to get sexual favors.
Meghan Carton and Rochelle Keyhan work for Polaris, a leader in the global fight against human trafficking.
They estimate there are as Asian massage wilmington as 9, illicit massage parlors in the country. It's just sort of Asian massage wilmington hidden and we're not talking about it," Keyhan said.
They seized records, cash and found two women operating without a massage license. A search warrant shows officers watched the business for over a month and routinely saw women being picked up and dropped off in cars registered in New York.
It turns out the raid at Touch of Asia was the last stop in an investigation that included parlors in Cary, Garner, Wilmington and Burlington.
It led to two major arrests: Mengxun Wang and Quan Chun Li. Records accuse Wang of heading up the criminal organization.
Quan Chun Li is accused of transporting the women and collecting money. Both are charged with felony promotion of prostitution and felony promoting a criminal enterprise.
Late last year, the board revoked Wang's license and those of several others after conducting undercover operations at parlors across the state.
The legislature just passed a human trafficking law which will give the massage board more power Asian massage wilmington regulate parlors and hold owners accountable for illegal activity.
In June, he was charged with allowing illegal massages, after being on the board's radar since The board named eight women found during the sting at Super Relax Asian Massage.
Many of those names also appeared in disciplinary orders from other locations. WRAL Investigates found cases where people were charged with practicing without a license and promoting prostitution. Polaris urges law enforcement to keep digging to uncover and prosecute the real crime — human trafficking.
She also hopes customers realize that visiting these parlors for sex is not a victimless crime. With new parlors opening all the time, the massage board urges people to contact them if you suspect illegal activity. Please sign in with your WRAL.
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In many cases it's not between "two consenting grown adults", the key word being "consenting". Many times the women are coerced into or trapped int the situation. Human trafficking is a terrible problem and should be stopped.
Truth is this problem is also very prevalent with Chinese take out restaurants as well. Not to say all participate in this practice, but the general public is not at all cognizant of the issue.
When it comes to sex I personally think the government has no right regulate anything between two consenting grown adults. Prostitution is the oldest industry and it will never go away.
I personally find it disgusting, but again if two consenting adults agree to is who am I or anyone else for that matter able to tell them otherwise. Its called Freedom of choice and we should all be free to live our lives how Asian massage wilmington see fit as long as it does not hurt anyone else. Our new govnur is Johnny on the Spot. Leave this field blank.
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