17 Indicted For Thai Sex Trafficking Scheme

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Law360, San Francisco (October 5, 2016, 4:02 PM EDT) — The federal government has charged 17 individuals for their role in a “highly sophisticated” international sex trafficking scheme that has allegedly transported hundreds of women from Thailand to work at brothels across the United States since 2009, according to an indictment unsealed in Minnesota federal court Tuesday.

The indictment alleged the criminal organization has recruited impoverished Thai women to prostitute themselves at brothels run by the organization by promising them a better life in the United States in exchange for $40,000 to $60,000 of their prostitution…

Source: Law360