Investigating Nail Salons as Cover For Sex and Labor Trafficking

Thursday, July 08, 2010

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Today our partner WGBH Radio begins an investigative series about the growing national and international criminal enterprise of human and sexual trafficking, and examines how nail salons in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are being used to hide and legitimize illegal activities. Women are being trafficked to work in salons during the day and then pulled into prostitution at night, and because a salon is a cash-based business, it is a perfect place to launder the money brought in through prostitution. 

We speak with Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter for WGBH, about the increase in human trafficking in New England and beyond. Martin’s reporting exposes where and how human trafficking crimes take place and why it is so difficult to prevent them.


Phillip Martin

Produced by:

Elizabeth Ross

Comments [1]

S. Gui from Harlem

Please send flyers about your group to a woman who works with the teen population in sore need of your info, but we do NOT have internet access most times. (underfunding, poverty , etc.)

351 Malcolm X Blvd. Harlem, NY 10027 5b
Att. S. Guin 5 b

Please send at least five flyers. Gracias

Jan. 12 2011 01:34 PM

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