Update: New Information In Human Trafficking Arrests

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Court papers obtained by 11 News reveal that police believe women were actually living in one local massage parlor. The papers say that the owner admitted to allowing, and even promoting, prostitution in the parlor, while she collected half of all of the money made by the women working there.

Misook Sledge, and Sang White were arrested for prostitution. Arworn Hamilton was arrested for Human Trafficking, Pimping, Pandering, and Providing a Place for Prostitution.

Hamilton and Sledge were arrested at Sakura Therapy on B Street, White was arrested at World Massage near Hancock Expressway and Bradley Road.

Hamilton admitted that the women working in her parlor were prostitutes. She said that she just bought the business back in June, and before that she worked as a prostitute there. She says that the women are free to come and go as they please from the parlor. Police say that Hamilton also told them that she collects half of everything that the women make, whether it's for legitimate massages or sexual favors.

White never actually admitted to prostitution, but when an undercover officer came in to get a massage, at one point she actually touched the officer inappropriately, and after the officer asked what else they do (besides massages), she asked if he was a cop.

Colorado Springs police worked In cooperation with the Colorado State Patrol and Homeland Security officials in these cases.

A report from police indicates on Tuesday detectives from the CSPD Human Trafficking Unit conducted two Vice Operations at massage parlors in the 1800 block of B Street and the 4000 Block of the Clearview Frontage Road in Colorado Springs.

Police were originally tipped off to the parlors by customers who say they came in for legitimate massages and were offered sexual favors.

Police also identified two women who they said are victims of Human Trafficking during this investigation. According to the police report, the women have been offered services to assist in their recovery.

The Colorado State Patrol and Homeland Security Investigations assisted with the investigation.

Stay with 11 News for new information as this story develops.

As of January, police's Human Trafficking Unit has rescued 25 juvenile victims of Sexual Exploitation and 34 Adult victims. They've also arrested 7 pimps, 5 "Johns", and 9 others that are currently being investigated. Police have also recovered more than $38,000 in cash.



 
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