A Queens couple faces sex trafficking charges for tricking two South Korean women into prostitution by helping them pay for their travel and offering them a restaurant job in the U.S.
Authorities launched an investigation after one of the victims came forward to accuse Jung Ja Ornstein, 62, and Eric Ornstein, 49, of sex trafficking. Eric Ornstein appeared at the Queens Supreme Court on March 4 and Jung Ja Ornstein on March 11, New York Daily News reported.
An American man was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of human trafficking in the Philippines.
David Timothy Deakin, 55, was found guilty of three counts of “large-scale qualified trafficking in persons” on Thursday, according to the Philippine News Agency.
Agents of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) — a division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — reportedly paid “Asian females” for handjobs in undercover operations that sought to combat sex trafficking in Mohave County, Arizona in 2018.
Within a five-month period that year, the agents, identified only as “Arturo” and “Sergio,” documented 17 sexual encounters with subjects working at eight massage parlors in the county, according to records obtained by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University (ASU).
Thousands of North Korean women are reportedly being trafficked into China as sex slaves as they flee poverty and oppression in the hermit country.
According to Reuters, an expert on North Korea said on Monday that 60% of Korean women in China, as young as 9 years old, are being forced into the sex trade as prostitutes, wives and those who work for cybersex dens.
Employees from both Amazon and Microsoft in Seattle were recently exposed to be using their company email accounts to engage in Asian sex trafficking.
Newsweek recently obtained multiple emails sent by the so-called “prostitution hobbyists” between 2014 and 2016 sourcing trafficked Asian sex workers from pimps and brothels with names such as Golden Blossom, AsianCandy777 and 7HeavenofAsia.
Shandra Woworunti, an Indonesian woman who survived a nightmarish life as a sex slave in the United States, was recently honored not only for escaping her captors, but also launching a non-profit to help other sex trafficking survivors.
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.
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.