Human Traffic Watch

New organization being formed to help stop Asian women sex trafficking in Massachusetts

In Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on December 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm
Minka Ma, a citizen of China will speak on the alarming rise of trafficking of Asian women in MA. She said that those trafficked Asian women can be found in Asian erotic massage parlors, in ordinary nail salons and in residential apartment and homes.
There are 246 Asian Erotic massage parlors that openly offer erotic massages in MA. They are spread over 77 cities and towns, with Boston in the lead with 29. They operate openly because in MA it is easy to do so. Many traffickers who fear detection will use nail salons as front. This trend was also reported by Phillip Martin in a 4 part series for WGBH radio in July,2010. Since his report, we estimated that there are three times as many nail salons than massage parlors offering this service. These locations are opening too fast to keep up with them. However this is just the tip of the iceberg, traffickers are now rapidly going underground. Like in San Jose and San Francisco, MA traffickers of Asian women are using apartments and homes to conduct these activities. They advertised their erotic Asian women services on Craig’s List, the internet and local papers. When suspicion arises, they quickly move to another location,
In our analysis we believe that we can safely say there now are 1,200 Asian women being trafficked in MA. This is a conservative number as our research over a month long study of John sites on the internet indicated that this number could well be three times higher.
Source: Sampan

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