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Former Kpop star Seungri receives 3-year jail sentence, Twitter reacts

Former Big Bang member Seungri sentenced to three years in jail

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.

Massage Parlor Owner Faces 41 Years in Prison for Running ‘House of Prostitution’ in Maryland

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.

Police Raid Prostitution Ring Inside 5-Star Hotel in Shanghai, Arrest 11

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.

The Changning District police said in a statement that the gang behind the illegal operation would often advertise its service online via a phone number, Shanghaiist reported.

China’s Baidu Exposes Prostitution Businesses Hiding in Map Service

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.”

Two Arrested For Trafficking 16 Chinese Women From China to Work as Prostitutes

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.

Inside Chinese Brothels Where Burmese Women are Exploited to Entertain Businessmen

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.

Budget Hotels in Malaysia Are Reportedly Pimping Out College Girls For Sex

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.