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Five owners and operators were arrested and the massage parlors were shuttered last week in the raids in Seattle's Chinatown-International District and Beacon Hill neighborhoods.
A small neon sign. Grimy windows blacked out with heavy fabric. In January , a woman whose daughter lived in the apartment building noticed a male-only clientele visiting the storefront, mostly at night. The complaint she sent to police set in motion a vast prostitution and money-laundering investigation, tying massage parlors and spas in Seattle to a sophisticated criminal network that brings Chinese women into the U.
Twenty-six Chinese women, many of them new arrivals who spoke little or no English, were removed from the parlors, where they lived and worked in squalid, dingy conditions. King County prosecutors have since charged two men and three women with money laundering and three to six counts each of second-degree promoting prostitution.
A fourth woman, believed to have returned to China in , was also charged but remains at large. Two of the suspects posted bail and were required to turn over their passports, according to prosecutors.
Like the women recovered from the parlors, all of the suspects are Chinese or Chinese-American, Umporowicz said. The women, in their late 20s to early 60s, worked six or seven days a week, often for 14 or more hours a day, according to police and charging papers. At least one woman disclosed being sexually assaulted by customers and another said she had been robbed; others reported being slapped and verbally abused, the charges say.