Authorities have put massage parlors in their sights now that prosecutors have arrested five people from five New Jersey establishments — one of which was raided — within recent weeks. In one case, the managers of four massage parlors in one New Jersey community were arrested and charged with offering clients sexual acts for cash in a school zone, according to authorities. And in another case, police received numerous complaints from residents that prostitution was going on at the establishment. Police then raided the massage parlor, and arrested two people.
They're often open at odd hours, or all hours of the night. They might have no windows, boarded up windows or back-alley doors with few, if any, markings. Visitors might find they charge below-market prices because they rely on big tips. The workers are very often all women of foreign descent, and may speak very little English. These are all signs that a massage parlor -- even those with legitimate business filings -- may be engaging in illegal activity and fueling the sex and human trafficking trade, according to a recent report by the Polaris Project , an anti-human trafficking advocacy group.
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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.