Local Massage Parlor Possibly Involved in Human Trafficking Ring
Palm Massage on East 70th Street is been investigated in connection with a multi-state human trafficking ring. The Louisiana State Police raided the business on Thursday. It is believed that the raid is in connection with an investigation started in Missouri where 18 massage parlors were busted for allegedly using Asian immigrants to provide sexual contact with customers.
Missouri's Attorney General Josh Hawley says that businesses in Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana could be connected with the trafficking ring and are being investigated. Matt Harris from the Louisiana State Police declined to comment on the raid or possible connection.