TAMPA, Florida -- Swedish. Deep tissue. Erotic. Words all tied to massage and always done by licensed professionals, right? Wrong.
The young lady touching you could be a sex slave, forced to work against her will.
It's a practice that's so wide-spread, the governor is now cracking down. Gov. Rick Scott traveled to Tampa to announce a new initiative to stop human trafficking.
Florida's surgeon general, John Armstrong, MD, FACS, says at least 200 fraudulent massage school transcripts were written by a registrar from one particular massage school in exchange for $10,000 to $15,000 each. Pimps then filed for state massage licenses in the names of their girls. Names like Chang, Han, and Lin. Many underaged Asian women and, ultimately, victims of servitude.