Caddo Assistant DA Explains ‘Sex Trafficking’ Sentence [VIDEO]
Caddo Parish Assistant Attorney Mekisha Creal talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright about sex trafficking in the ArkLaTex, specifically the recent guilty plea by a Shreveport massage parlor owner.
The case was detailed at ktbs.com:
A Chinese couple who operated massage parlors in Shreveport, Bossier City and Missouri have admitted they forced female immigrants from China to work at the businesses.
Linan Tian, 35, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Caddo District Court to human trafficking, admitting he used force, fraud or coercion to make the women perform sexual acts with clients at the local businesses. His wife, Bing Bing Li, 35, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of money laundering.
On July 20, 2017, troopers raided Palm Massage located on East 70th Street in Shreveport. Caddo prosecutors said evidence was found that Chinese females had been trafficked from the East Coast to Louisiana and forced to work. Detectives seized more than $17,000 and three vehicles as part of the investigation.