Shedding light on human trafficking in massage parlors

Traffickers use coercion and fraud to lure their victims into forced labor and sexual exploitation in illicit massage businesses. Here’s a look into how that human trafficking system works.
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Traffickers use coercion and fraud to lure their victims into forced labor and sexual exploitation in illicit massage businesses. Here’s a look into how that human trafficking system works.

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Investigative project reporter David Weissman joined The Sun News after three years working at The York Dispatch in Pennsylvania, where he earned awards for his investigative reports on topics including health, business, politics and education.

The State’s project reporter Cody Dulaney has covered issues facing law enforcement in South Carolina and Florida for six years, earning him two statewide awards for his work in Fla. He received a degree in journalism from the University of South Florida, where he also studied criminology.