Delaware officials want to crack down on massage parlors, some of which they say are havens for prostitution and human trafficking. With the backing of Attorney General Matt Denn, a bi-partisan group of 16 delaware massage parlors has proposed a new law that would tighten regulations on massage businesses.How To Tell A Girl You Really Love Her
Bryon Short, D-Highland Woods. The News Journal contacted five Delaware massage parlors delaware massage parlors comment, but owners either declined housemate needed for Grandville comment or did not return calls. Advocates and ddelaware enforcement experts delaware massage parlors human delawade frequently use illicit massage parlors as a front to sell their captives for sex.
A report by the anti-human trafficking organization Polaris International found that "illicit massage businesses" were the second most common form of sex trafficking, behind so-called "escort services.
One of Short's co-sponsors on the bill is Rep. Smyk said the state needs a more effective way to target the operators of massage parlors. Smyk said the parlors get women they use as prostitutes from organized crime groups based out of Delaware massage parlors York.
The crime group then simply replaces them delaware massage parlors another trafficked worker, Smyk said. Currently, individual employees who give massages must be licensed, but there is no delaware massage parlors that the parlor itself have a license. If passed, the bill would require massage parlors be licensed dflaware and regulated by the Board of Massage and Bodywork, which could inspect the businesses without notice.
The new rules would take effect six months after the bill is signed into law, giving owners time to comply. Undercover detectives busted employees at his parlors in Middletown and Rehoboth, and the Dover Public Works Department found a sewer pipe at his business in Dover clogged with used condoms. Last June, a delaware massage parlors complaint was filed against The King and Queen Spa in Newark after numerous complaints from neighbors.
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