NY Madam Forced Korean Women Into Sex Slavery

Told them they'd work in a nail salon

By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 30, 2010 5:52 AM CDT

(Newser) – 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.

A New York City nail salon. The women thought they were being hired to do nails; instead they ended up as sex slaves.
A New York City nail salon. The women thought they were being hired to do nails; instead they ended up as sex slaves.   (?Metro Centric)
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