Right Under Our Noses

A salon in a popular plaza in Manlius got raided by police on Monday, October 25, 2021. Manlius police raided the Cherry Blossom Spa on West Seneca Street who offered more than massages. While appearing to be a legitimate business, according to police, their investigation uncovered signs of human trafficking. Two women appeared to be residing in the salon and were arrested. A quick search of the New York State Dept. of State records revealed two separate corporations exist at this same location as follows: CHERRY BLOSSOM SPA LI INC. and CHERRY BLOSSOM SPA CHENG INC. which were incorporated in 2018 and 2019, respectively. As for whether the owner of the spa will be charged, Manlius Police say that’s part of the investigation with State Police and the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office. Let’s pray they do and the women arrested will be offered the help they need to escape this sex trafficking business. It is difficult to convince the victims, unfortunately who were arrested, to give up their traffickers due to force and intimidation. Once “House of Hope” is established, Rahab Refuge Ministries plans to partner with local police departments and task forces in order to bridge the gap to freedom and safety. Pray for these women that they can break the chain, have courage to turn their traffickers in, and get the help they need. https://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/cherry-blossom-spa-in-manlius-raided-for-human-trafficking-on-monday/

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