The Human Trafficking Side to Illicit Massage Parlors

published 5 months ago by CUNY TV

The arrest of Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, has thrown a national spotlight on illicit massage parlors in which women are required to provide sexual services to as many as a dozen men a day. The women are often trafficking victims in the grip of the criminal organizations that operate these parlors. Bob talks about this with his guests who offer legal and other help to women caught up in this profoundly abusive, often violent enterprise. They are Lori Cohen, director of the Sanctuary for Families Anti-Trafficking Initiative, and Yvonne Chen, who manages the initiative’s outreach efforts.

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