My life was almost perfect in this little city for last decade! I gaze at the million dollar houses on weekend and fantasy myself driving a Ferrari one day, just like my neighbor. Maybe one day go for the MBA program at the top college. The two universities within 50 miles and rank under 50 on top charts. What more could I ask?
No longer my life was the same in this safe city of mine the day I happen to meet Laura. You must read on to know how my little black cocktail dress turned out to be a funeral attire. It hit me hard and fast!
It all started with my innocent comment on her Facebook post in a closed facebook group. My keen senses were screaming the intent of my words. Curiosity. Simple curiosity.
Introducing Laura founder of - http://lookbeforeyoubookamassage.com/is-this-trafficking/
An again we are working with Weaver Investment who are in the process of evicting these folks.
According to Polaris Project, there are over 9,000 illicit massage parlors across America. Total revenue is estimated to be 2.5 billion dollars annually, and its done on the backs of victims we feel are being victimized by it.
Search warrants served on Stoney Creek Spa and Skin Center and a residence at 503 Senbury Glenn Court in Cary, a very very lovely residence. One suspect arrested so far. Lixiang Chen. Naturalized US citizen. 52 yo. 2 Felony promoting prostitution, one criminal count continuing criminal enterprise. 30K cash Highlander, Lexus, BMW seized. It is an ongoing investigation. It is not the end of it. It is not the type of business we want in Guilford County.
Has victims we want to try to protect. Any questions. Age and gender of victims? Because they are victims and nature of ongoing investigation we are not going to release that information but we have offered them resources [World Relief Triad and Triad Rapid Response].
Only suspect? Probably additional arrests before all over. Living quarters in the business? That was in the market. It should not have been. It violated fire codes. These ladies are real victims in the fact that they were in the sex trade.
Are you doing anything to prevent it? We are calling you and telling you what we've done. It is a worldwide problem. 9000 across the United States, 2.5 billion dollars, this is people being used and abused.
Question about Triad. These victims were not from here. They were brought across state lines and from other countries. What are the chances this is going on elsewhere around here? Great. The possibilities are high. How long will this investigation go on? We are not saying.
Business shut down? They are shut down for all practical purposes. On the front side could people go there for regular services. Yes, you could go in. They had an entry fee for a monthly service, and you could pay extra for the other services. When did you first hear? Could not answer. Where else going on? All across the US. There are 9000 different massage parlors out there. What message do you think this investigation sends. If you have complaints, we'll look into it. We don't want this activity b/c this activity breeds additional crimes.
Question: have there been any arrests for people using the business. There is going to be some additional conversation.
Questions for victims who may be watching and their scared what would you say. ...Thank you for asking that the World Relief group helps. Provided us translators and resources we don't have and can use. Thank you for covering this.