A Queens woman allegedly lived the high life in a million-dollar mansion while farming out unsuspecting Korean immigrants as sex slaves to Long Island massage parlors. Jin Hua Cui, 44, lured the women by placing ads in Korean-language newspapers saying she was hiring for a nail salon. Instead they wound up forced into prostitution, with Cui pocketing the $60 to $80 they were paid to have sex.
Prosecutors say Cui—now charged with sex trafficking, promoting prostitution, and conspiracy—used threats, intimidation, and embarrassment to keep the women under her control. "If they did not cooperate she would reveal to their family, friends, and members of the community in Flushing that they were working as prostitutes and threaten to have Chinese gangs kill them," a DA tells the New York Daily News.