The State of NoVa: human trafficking

Posted at 05:14 AM ET, 03/08/2013

UPDATE: Annandale brothel owner sentenced to 30 months in prison; new spa opens in same spot

But a new spa has opened in the same business park on Backlick Rd.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:14 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Annandale, Crime, Fairfax County | Tags:  Susan Lee Gross, Peach Therapy, prostitution, human trafficking, Michael Frank, Joni Robin

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Northern Virginia students at James Madison U. create anti-human trafficking campaign for MTV

From James Madison University, project chosen for mtvU challenge

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Reston, Ashburn, Sterling | Tags:  human trafficking, Against Our Will Challenge, The Backstory, Liz Ramirez, Danielle McLean, Jasmine Jones, Kristen Hotz, mtvU, National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Posted at 09:28 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Annandale massage parlor Peach Therapy was a full service brothel in heart of Fairfax County. Is it still?

Former owner admitted prostitution. It remains open in heart of Fairfax Co.

By Tom Jackman  |  09:28 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Annandale, Crime, Fairfax County | Tags:  Peach Therapy, human trafficking, sex trafficking, Annandale

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/19/2011

UPDATE: NoVa’s Asian massage parlors raided

The Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force visited 61 massage parlors last Wednesday and found only licensing violations, no apparent unwilling employees.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, NoVa | Tags:  Massage parlors, human trafficking, Virginia

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 10/03/2011

NoVa’s Asian massage parlors can be fronts for human sex trafficking, authorities say

Some authorities, including Rep. Frank Wolf, think so, and are pushing the Justice Department to do more to shut down places which import and then trap young women into years of servitude.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:38 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Crime | Tags:  Massage parlors, Human trafficking, Virginia