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35 Filipino women saved from sex ring in Tainan

TAIPEI--Prosecutors in the southern city of Tainan announced yesterday that they have rescued 35 Filipino women forced into prostitution at bars in southern Taiwan.

Law enforcement officials Thursday conducted coordinated raids on a bar in Tainan and its employee dormitory and a bar in neighboring Kaohsiung.

The owner of the establishments, a man surnamed Hung, was arrested along with seven staff members.

Investigators believe that Hung lured the Filipino women in with promises of work as professional dancers in Taiwan, seizing their passports and work contracts as soon as they arrived.

The victims were then forced to provide sexual services out of the two bars, prosecutors said.

The Filipino women were allegedly required to bring in at least NT$2,000 (US$66.49) in “tips” each night and meet a monthly quota of NT$70,000-90,000. Failing to meet the target meant their pay would be docked as a penalty, prosecutors said.

January 18, 2014    kingsolomon@
Taiwan is a small island very easy to govern and monitor, yet these kinds of crime still exists. Why? Are the authorities concerned afraid to make arrests? Because these kind of "business" are run by gangsters? They're out in the open operating with a license (bars and KTV's). There should be no reason that these illegal activities could exist because they can be monitored very easily.
January 23, 2014    cherubmanpower314@
I am really sad why the Philippine government has not sent anything to you, just to show its gratefulness until now? If they have, I would like to know, because I have not seen nor heard of one! This to me is good manners and right conduct should be shown to neighboring countries like this to protect our very own people!
January 24, 2014    lightcrusaderjr@
cherubmanpower314@ wrote:
I am really sad why the Philippine government has not sent anything to you, just to show its gratefulness until now? If they have, I would like to know, because I have not seen nor heard of one! This to me is good manners and right conduct should be shown to neighboring countries like this to protect our very own people!
Not everything has to be told in the Media. One must also ask if certain situations do not happen because of the fault of host government policy in certain areas. The important thing that this report carried is that something good is being done to correct the situation. Most likely, both the sending and the host country authorities are cooperating for this purpose.
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