posted on May, 27 2017 @ 05:15 PM
By Crimesider Staff AP May 25, 2017, 5:58 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Hundreds of women were brought from Thailand to the U.S. and forced to be "modern day sex slaves," according to an indictment unsealed
Thursday that charges high-level members of what authorities called a sophisticated sex-trafficking ring that concealed millions of dollars in
The indictment brings the total number of people charged to 38, making it one of the largest sex-trafficking prosecutions in the U.S., said Acting
U.S. Attorney Gregory Brooker. Authorities say the operation lured Thai women to the U.S. with promises of a better life, then forced them to work as
prostitutes until they could pay off often insurmountable bondage debts.
It is both a victory, because these women are free now and another slave-sex ring has been dismantled, but at the same time it is another sad reminder
that there are evil people in this world who have no remorse, and no apathy towards their fellow human beings.
But I have to wonder, how is it possible that this sick sex-slave ring has been operating since 2009, and apparently these women were being forced
into becoming sex slaves in several mayor U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Washington, Houston and Dallas
and not one noticed for this long? The women spoke little English, and the scum who were part of the organization threatened to harm the women's
families in Thailand if they escaped.
According to the article this forced sex-slave ring was making tens of millions of dollars, and the total number of people being charged is 38. That
is a huge operation, and I wonder how is it that no one noticed this for so long?
The article also mentions that the women were forced to open bank accounts which the organization controlled. This major slave-sex ring also had/has
bosses in Thailand, and the bosses contracted people to fly money over to Thailand.
One of the bosses of the organization was arrested in Germany, and officials are working to extradite her to the U.S.
edit on 27-5-2017 by ElectricUniverse because: correct comment.