A Northwest Side woman pleaded not guilty today in federal court in a asian case involving massage parlors she operated in Columbus and Cincinnati.
Hui Li, 45, of Chesley Court, was indicted on Feb. A criminal complaint in U.
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Nathan Emery, the agent in charge of the Columbus Homeland Security sexy pattycake full nude field office, said Li was the local ringleader ohio a human-trafficking operation and massage investigators rescued 11 women massage in the massage parlors during raids on Jan.
Some of the women were moved to massage locations and others columbus the area, he said. Li was charged after investigators tracked the movements of women who worked at her massage parlors and combed columbus the trash asian, according to the complaint.
Some of the women dressed in tight clothing, including miniskirts and fishnet stockings, and were at the spas 11 to 12 hours a day, seven days columbus week, the complaint says. Social-media postings asian that sexual acts were performed on patrons at ohio spas, and soiled paper towels and tissues pulled from trash bins tested positive for semen, the complaint says.
Ohio would not discuss whether any of the women found working at the massage parlors were in the country illegally.
Woman pleads 'not guilty' in massage-parlor case
The investigators in this case are part of a local human-trafficking task force. Dispatch Reporter JoAnne Viviano contributed to this story. Digital access or digital and print delivery.