SEATTLE (AP) — A study of the sex trade in Seattle and seven other cities found the Seattle area is unique in one way.
It has residential brothels, typically run by Asian women. The study says the brothels were set up in suburban apartments using women smuggled from Asia working as prostitutes to pay off their debts.
Lead researcher Meredith Dank told The Seattle Times (http://bit.ly/Oor1LN) the Asian residential brothel wasn't found anywhere else.
The study was conducted by the Urban Institute, a policy research group. Researchers hoped to give policy makers more information about the underground sex-trade industry.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com