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Massage parlor owner pleads guilty to human trafficking

10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, August 02 2018 Aug 2, 2018 August 02, 2018 1:31 PM August 02, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Shreveport Times

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The owner of massage parlors in Louisiana, Missouri, and other states has pleaded guilty to human trafficking, and his wife has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor money laundering.

The Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office says women enticed from China were coerced into working at businesses including a Caddo Parish massage parlor.

A news release Wednesday night said 35-year-old Linan Tian pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to 18 months in prison. His wife, Bing Bing Li, was sentenced to six months.

Both were ordered to forfeit seized assets including two vehicles, several thousand dollars in cash, cell phones, computers, and tablets.

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