Do you know anything about human trafficking through massage parlors?

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USA TODAY and the Arizona Republic are investigating sex and labor trafficking in massage parlors. Our reporting has found that organized crime is often behind illicit massage businesses, and women working in them can be exploited through force, fraud or coercion to work 16 hours a day, seven days a week, in unsanitary conditions.

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If you are currently experiencing a sex trafficking situation, or believe you may have information about a trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or visit their website for more information.

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