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Massage parlor raids have hallmarks of sex trafficking

Pictured is Mohawk Foot Spa at 208 Mohawk Ave. in Scotia, where police charged two New York City women with prostitution in February.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Pictured is Mohawk Foot Spa at 208 Mohawk Ave. in Scotia, where police charged two New York City women with prostitution in February.
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Raids at four area massage parlors in recent months resulted in the arrests of multiple women on prostitution and other charges. But police fear that what’s happening is more complicated than women offering sex acts for money. They think the cases could involve sex trafficking — with immigrant women being forced into the commercial sex trade. Authorities continue to investigate whether trafficking was involved in the local cases and no such charges have been filed. ...


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