Combat sex trafficking in brothels posing as massage parlors in Fresno.
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Sex trafficking is the recruitment, solicitation, harboring, transporting, or subjugation of a person through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of commercial sex acts. Sex trafficking occurs in various sectors of industrialized business. One sex trafficking ring in particular operates under the guise commercial front massage parlors where illicit sexual activity goes on behind the scenes. This sex trafficking network, commonly referred to within the industry as Asian Massage Parlors, traffick women from Korea, China, and Thailand and use force or coercion to compel them to engage in commercial sex acts. This issue affects the Fresno community. We are reaching out to the City Council, asking you to stand up against this grave injustice. Women trafficked in these brothels masquerading as massage parlors may be forced to see 6 to 10 clients a day, working 10-12 hour days, seven days a week. Within Fresno city limits there have been at least 13 massage parlors or more which appear to sell sex.
To Other Advocate: This petition was modeled after the work done in Pittsburgh, PA. We are fortunate enough in Fresno to have collaborated with Jessica Goodman Dickinson who led the way in PA! Thank you for all your work Jessica. She has been a tremendous support here! If you would like model the work Fresno and Pittsburgh are doing in your town, please contact her a firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fresno Advocates: If you would like to be more involved here in the Central Valley, please contact email@example.com
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