Human Traffic Watch

Report: Human Trafficking Pervasive in Massage Parlors

In Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking on December 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

According to a report published by the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation and Not In Our Name!, a group made up of massage therapists against sex trafficking, the culture of massage parlors is conducive to sex trafficking in the United States. A recent report by Center Square Journal identified several area massage parlors where sexual favors are allegedly offered by mainly East Asian immigrants.

Check a map of the reviewed massage parlors here.

“Human traffickers are using the massage industry as a cover and a way for sex trade customers to identify and connect with paid sex opportunities, often times with women who have no other choices,” the report stated.

The study, released earlier this year, concludes that one of the driving factors behind sex trafficking is the constant demand for it. “Johns,” those who pay for sexual favors, are driving the industry, the report said.

Source: Center Square Journal

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