Thursday, July 1, 2010

NY Madam arrested for sex slavery

Not the sort of stuff I usually share here, but seems relevant.

NY Madam Arrested For Terrorizing Sex Slaves
Updated: Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010, 4:40 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

(NewsCore) - A sex slave madam who lives in a million-dollar New York City mansion has been arrested for allegedly terrorizing sex slaves in two Long Island locations disguised as nail salons, authorities said Tuesday.

One, inside a storefront, advertised a "Stimulus Plan" on the front window and offered sex acts for prices ranging from $60 up to $120.

Suffolk District Attorney Tom Spota said Jin Hua Cui, 44, of Queens, lived a life of luxury in her cash-filled home at the expense of her victims and is facing up to 25 years behind bars if convicted.

Spota said Cui admitted to investigators that she got into the business of prostitution to make a lot of money.

"I think that you can see, looking at the photograph of her house that, while she was a success, her success came at a price to the women that she enslaved," said Spota.

The DA said the women came to America in search of the American dream, but ended up ensnared in the nightmare of prostitution.

"Sex trafficking is degrading, it’s demoralizing, and rips at the very fabric of our beliefs as a society. We in Suffolk County are just not going to tolerate that," said Spota.

Spota said as many as eight women were forced into a life of prostitution by Cui after they answered employment ads in a Korean language newspaper offering fake nail salon attendant jobs.

"When the women would respond, thinking they were going to be working at a nail salon, she then forced them into prostitution with threats of violence, intimidation and embarrassment," said Spota.

Inside her Tudor-style home, investigators found numerous wallets stuffed with $20,000 in cash. Detectives also seized more than 1,000 condoms, massage oils, lingerie and other items in raids on the places of alleged prostitution.

Cui was arraigned on the charges and is being held in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.

Read more: New York Post

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