Former K-pop idol and Big Bang member Seungri received a three-year jail sentence after being charged in 2019 for procuring prostitutes for businessmen, but his fans are still fighting for him.
Conviction: Seungri, 30, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, was convicted by the General Military Court of the Ground Operations Command in Yongin on the charges of mediating prostitution and illegal gambling, according to Nate via All Kpop.
A massage parlor with an all-female, Chinese immigrant staff operating as a “house of prostitution” in Maryland was shut down after an undercover investigation that lasted four months.
Emily Zhang Lawrence, 47, owner of Reflexology Spa, also known as Rose’s Spa, faces 41 years in prison for a number of criminal charges, including human trafficking and prostitution.
A 24-year-old Thai sex worker who visited Taiwan and saw clients during that time has tested positive for HIV.
The woman, only identified as Patty, arrived in Taitung County, Taiwan, on March 11 on a visitor’s visa, according Taiwan News. She then engaged in prostitution from March 13 to March 22 with clients she’d met via the mobile social media app LINE.
Eleven unnamed individuals suspected of running a prostitution ring inside the five-star Hotel Nikko Shanghai were detained by the police during a five hotel room raid on the 18th floor on Jan. 3.
Internet giant Baidu is aiding authorities in uncovering the numerous prostitution venues that are being hidden under the guise of “massage” or “sauna” services. Baidu map’s location-based service has been prone to being utilized by illegitimate businesses with the help of middlemen.
According to SCMP, there are numerous instances of prostitution rings found within the popular mapping service, but most of these are using legitimate business names as a front. The source mentioned that there are about 2,604 results in Baidu maps for the terms “sauna” and “massage.”
In South Korea, where more than half of Korean men are reported to have paid for sex at least once in their life, prostitution remains rampant.
Sexual services are openly offered in brothels, massage parlors or room salons in places like Miari, one of the largest red-light districts in Seoul.
A young Thai woman’s desperate plea for help via a secret note helped her and four other women get rescued from a prostitution den in Busan, South Korea.
According to AllKpop, the unnamed woman stealthily passed along a note to a cashier at a local supermarket at around 4:20 am in an unspecified day back in May.
Police have arrested Ling Yu in New York and Hang Zheng in Austin, Texas after the two were accused of trafficking at least 16 women from China to the U.S. for prostitution.
In September 2016, the McLennan County Sheriff office’s Criminal Investigation Division began looking into the prostitution ring, reaching out to an online ad promoting an “Asian female escort” on Backpage.com, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Waco Tribune-Herald.
An Italian photographer spent two months in China investigating a thriving prostitution industry where Burmese women are forced by gangs to entertain rich businessmen
Despite the Chinese government’s supposedly aggressive crackdown on the “flesh” trade, prostitution has continued to proliferate in the country by simply hiding in plain sight. In many cases, the brothels often take the guise of karaoke bars, massage parlors, spas, and nightclubs.
A non-profit organization in Singapore has recently released a report that sheds light on human trafficking in the city-state.
The story of how a 14-year-old girl was trafficked to the country was featured in a video produced by Singapore International Foundation through its affiliate content platform Our Better World.
Brian Kersten, a veterinarian from Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin, was sentenced on Wednesday to more than four years for trafficking East Asian women to Minnesota.
The 61-year-old pleaded guilty to two felony counts of engaging in the sex trafficking of a person and aiding and abetting labor trafficking after prosecutors charged him in September.
Sexual services from college girls as young as 19 years old are reportedly made easily available for budget hotel customers in some districts in Malaysia.
The operators of the illegal flesh trade allegedly pimp the girls via online bookings for around 165 Malaysian Ringgit ($40) to 300 MYR ($74) per session, according to Asia One. After an investigation, the group was later revealed to be operated by just two brothers with police connections.