Five owners and operators were arrested and the massage parlors were shuttered last week in the raids in Seattle's Chinatown-International District and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. A small neon sign. Grimy windows blacked out with heavy fabric. In January , a woman whose daughter lived in the apartment building noticed a male-only clientele visiting the storefront, mostly at night. The complaint she sent to police set in motion a vast prostitution and money-laundering investigation, tying massage parlors and spas in Seattle to a sophisticated criminal network that brings Chinese women into the U.
My experience at an Asian massage parlor. *Long read with pic and cliffs.*
Finding Happy Endings on the Yelp of Asian Massage Parlors - VICE
On online communities where people discuss these parlors, the police activity is seen as cause for alarm. On Friday, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution, allegedly at Jupiter, Florida, erotic massage parlor. His arrest was part of a larger sting against an alleged sex-trafficking network of ten spa and massage parlors in Florida. In total, different people were charged. Kraft, through a spokesperson, denied he did anything illegal. The site police used RubMaps, a self-described site for "erotic massage parlor reviews," to locate the parlors. In its forums, users said they're afraid they'd be similarly charged and have their identities made public.
Finding Happy Endings on the Yelp of Asian Massage Parlors
She was 49, a recent immigrant and deeply in debt to a loan shark back home in China when she answered an employment ad three years ago that promised thousands of dollars a month, but offered no job description. She realized too late that she had been tricked into working at a massage parlor in Flushing, Queens, where besides kneading backs, she was expected to sexually service up to a dozen men a day. In strip malls across the country, neon signs and brightly colored placards promise hot stones, acupuncture and shiatsu with photos of women or couples receiving relaxing shoulder rubs. But a traditionally Asian form of therapeutic relaxation with deep roots in big-city Chinatowns has spun off a different kind of massage parlor that has little to do with traditional remedies.
Happy endings. Robert Kraft. I came to this country about a decade ago and learned that I had to do anything to survive. We pick up American hypocrisy and double standards really quickly. One of these so-called laws is prostitution.