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Vista L. Follow Us:. Share Tweet. Inland Empire family ran sex-trafficking ring with brothels from Ventura County to Palm Springs, officials say Investigators say businesses that looked like legitimate massage parlors and skin spas were operating as brothels, some of them around the clock. By Rob Hayes.
Share: Share Tweet. A five-month investigation into human trafficking led the Ventura County Sheriff's Department to bring down a multi-county sex-for-money ring.
Eight people were arrested and six locations allegedly harboring the sex businesses have been shut down. Authorities say the ring was operated by a family based in the Inland Empire.
Investigators with the Ventura County Human Trafficking Task Force say the businesses were disguised to look like legitimate massage parlors and skin spas, but instead were operating as brothels, some of them around the clock. Report a correction or typo.
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