Tom Coleman, a local businessman near one of the parlors, and his brother, City Councilman Chris Coleman discuss some of the concerns of some have about prostitution and trafficking.
George Police, working with federal Homeland Security Investigations agents, had made arrests at the location, identified as Massage Therapy, as well as a handful of other local massage businesses, alleging the employees were operating without state licenses and providing illegal sexual services on the side.“Once I got there, I realized it was kind of a sketchy place. It was in a nicer part of town, so I wasn’t thinking that (would be a problem),” Robinson said Friday.
“I’m mostly kind of frustrated, and a little bit embarrassed as well.
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Last weekend, Alpine resident Brooke Robinson and her husband visited family members in St.
George for a brief getaway from Northern Utah’s frigid, snowy weather.
A month later, they arrested two women — one for prostitution, the other for practicing without a license — at two other massage parlors after an undercover sting involving several state agencies. Mark Watson said charges related to human trafficking were expected after the May sting. Widespread on both coasts, massage parlors have sprouted up across Iowa, triggering undercover stings, occasional arrests for prostitution, questions about zoning and licensing requirements, and concerns about human trafficking.
Some parlors appear to be legitimate businesses, law enforcement say.
Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds said she was highly concerned about the possibility of human trafficking after the May sting.
Ultimately, however, police found no evidence suggesting that's what took place. But we lacked evidence."George Belitsos, who chairs the nonprofit Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking, which includes a range of experts in human trafficking, said women often refuse to testify in suspected human trafficking cases.
Robinson was surprised at what she found – Chinese “girls,” including one who didn’t speak English “at all,” and a “terrible” massage that was nothing like the quality she’d found at other establishments, she said.