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Malden Woman, Others Arrested for Sex Slavery

Wenjie Dong, 49, of Malden, was arrested Thursday night and faces arraignment Friday for charges of sex trafficking and keeping a house of prostitution.

MALDEN, MA -- Officials arrested three people for charges related to sex slavery in six Massachusetts and New Hampshire towns Thursday, arresting three people. 

Wenjie Dong, 49, of Malden, was arrested Thursday night and faces arraignment Friday for charges of sex trafficking and keeping a house of prostitution.

Two others, Zhen Lai, 37, of Quincy and Joseph Girouard, 55, of Revere, were also arrested and face similar charges. 

The investigation by state and federal officials centers around Asian massage parlors and allegations of prostitution and human sex trafficking, according to Boston.com. 

Investigators were in Malden, Revere, Quincy, Kingston and Wellesley, Mass., Thursday, and Manchester, N.H.

The owners of massage parlors in Wellesley and Revere were arrested Thursday in connection with human trafficking and prostitution, according to a press release from Attorney General Martha Coakley's office. 

Officials say Sun Spa (also known as Sun Studio) in Wellesley, owned by Lai and Girouard, and Bodywork in Revere, also owned by the men, had masseuses who allegedly offered sexual activity in exchange for cash tips. 

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Search warrants were executed at both massage parlors Thursday, according to the press release. 

Lai and Girouard are being charged with one count of sex trafficking and keeping a house of ill fame, the AG's press release said. Lai will be arrainged in Dedham District Court Friday, while Girouard will be arraigned Friday in Chelsea District Court.  

Erik Royds October 18, 2012 at 09:43 PM
WTF? Please make sure the next person who complains about the crime in Malden gets reminded that Wellesley is on this list!
David Marsters October 18, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Wellesley has crime????????????/God forbid!!!!!!!!!!!!!
robert wilson October 18, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Gee, you mean other citiy's have crime also?
david mokal October 19, 2012 at 12:40 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY. SEX SLAVES???
George Lyons October 19, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Unreal The All American City LOL
michael October 19, 2012 at 02:08 AM
there we go again. Malden in the news
Rick O'Shea October 19, 2012 at 02:48 AM
What took them so long? It's not like these places are very well hidden. http://www.rubmaps.com/malden-massage-parlors-ma http://www.rubmaps.com/revere-massage-parlors-ma http://www.rubmaps.com/wellesley-massage-parlors-ma Give McGruff the Crime Dog internet access so that he can research this stuff.
Steve October 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Malden again! Get your tickets for the Malden merry-go-round!
David Marsters October 19, 2012 at 10:39 AM
Is there any high ranking pols on client lists, like in Kennebunk, Maine????????
Matthew October 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM
If there are. Our City Hall would just deny it. Like they do the gang situation in our city.
J.longbow October 19, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Funny you know all the underground websites??? I know, just trying to an upstanding citizen. lmfao
Rick O'Shea October 19, 2012 at 01:22 PM
It's not rocket science, J.longbow. Google+business names=potential perp businesses
Lori Sullivan October 19, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Is that what the helicopters were about last night about 6:30?
Steve October 19, 2012 at 02:25 PM
The best place to raise your kids! REALLY! R U fu##*n kidding! Malden speaks for itself again! And again!
DannyBoy October 19, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Wow Steve, your anger shows in every single one of your posts on Patch. Chill out or go see a shrink, will you?
jake furman October 19, 2012 at 03:48 PM
so Steve, where were you raised, and where do you live?
THEBIGBT October 19, 2012 at 04:22 PM
They have people that pay their way to the west and force them into this line of work. Simple extortion and exploitation. Well organized and widespread and not just limited to urban areas or one ethnic group. Do not think that the ringleaders are just involved in one criminal activity. Drugs and weapons are close behind. Then after a while they cast them aside broke and hooked on drugs and then replace them with new people. Bet you all of the passports were in one place. Same scumbags that are flooding our streets with drugs. No care for people. No joke, hope it leads to more arrests. My most serious post as of yet.
rzarector October 19, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I'm not surprised!!..malden is going to shit..or "hasgone"to shit
paul surette October 19, 2012 at 07:33 PM
When I eat at Friendly's, I always get the 'happy ending'. :>)
Steve October 19, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Dannyboy when I came to Malden 14 years ago it was a different place I made a big investment financially,my time,family etc..My kids.are young didn't plan on raising them in a ghetto so I'm trying to sell and move.That's why I'm pissed is that ok with u or do I need ur permission?
Steve October 19, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Jake I was raised by wolves and I live in Scotland.
robert wilson October 19, 2012 at 08:34 PM
I haven't had a happy ending in years.....from Friendly's.
robert wilson October 19, 2012 at 08:37 PM
I've lived in Malden for 72 years, it's no better or worse then any other city around the area, stop the bitchin and help do something about ur problems.
J.longbow October 19, 2012 at 08:45 PM
So Rick, which one do you think is the best? If you were to take an educated guess of course? Hey Mokal can you believe this guy?
DannyBoy October 19, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Steve, I understand where you're coming from. It's ok to vent your frustration and anger, you can't keep that bottled up inside of you, that would be unhealthy, and you don't need anyone's permission.
Steve October 19, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Thanks for understanding Dannyboy.
Rick O'Shea October 19, 2012 at 11:13 PM
So J.longbow, Do you have any input on the premise of my post that this is not exactly Sherlock Holmes style detective work on their part or are you just going to giggle and lmfao like some kid who stole their parent’s login?
J.longbow October 20, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Well, you cant say they're part of the "47 percent"
david mokal October 20, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Holy Crapazoids ! This is like steppin into a barrell of vipers! Hey did anyone get shot yet? OOPs weekend aint over yet.
Meggle October 21, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Human trafficking is disgusting, especially when it involves sex trafficking. It's not uncommon -- there are a lot of people worldwide who are slaves, estimated between 12 and 27 million. Even in the US, if you have the money, you can essentially buy a person for domestic help or sexual gratification. 17,500 people are trafficked into the US each year. 3/4ths of all people forced into slavery in the world are women and half of them are -children-. The victims are often lured into the country under false pretenses, have their passports and means of communications stolen, and are kept under close guard with little chance of escape -- and no knowledge of what resources are available to them to escape. This can happen and does happen anywhere, especially where people have the cash to commit such a heinous crime. It will happen no matter where you move, so long as there are people who think a person's freedom has a price tag.

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