On the move

first_imgWedlake Bell, the commercial law firm, has appointed Ravinder Mahal as asenior solicitor in its employment team. Mahal joins from Morgan Cole. AtWedlake Bell, he will continue to develop the quarterly Retail Forum, set uplast year to provide a platform for HR managers in retail businesses to discusslegal issues within a retail-specific context. Consultancy Schneider-Ross has announced the appointment of Anjana Nathwanias its new director of business operations. A business psychologist withexperience in leadership and organisation development, Nathwani was, untilrecently, running her own consultancy. NHSU – the learning organisation that provides learning and developmentopportunities for everyone working in health and social care – has announcedthe appointment of Michael Kerin as lead director of its London region. Kerinwill build on and manage a wide range of relationships with stakeholders whoare working with NHSU to achieve its aim of improving care to patients inLondon. Manufacturers Millbrook Industries, based in Southampton, has appointedGarry Martin as group HR manager. Before his appointment, Martin was HR managerat telecoms firm Telsis. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. On the moveOn 22 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Couple Charged With Sex Trafficking in Nassau Massage Parlors

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Queens couple was arrested for allegedly coercing two women into performing sex acts on men at two massage parlors that the couple owned in West Hempstead and Franklin Square, Nassau County prosecutors said.Zhaowei Yin, 49, and his 46-year-old wife, Shuwen Ai, both of Flushing, were charged Thursday with sex trafficking, promoting prostitution, labor trafficking and unauthorized practice.“Trafficked individuals like the women in this case are the victims of a modern-day form of slavery happening all around us in communities across the country,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. “This is what slavery looks like in 2015.”Related Story: Inside the Hidden World of Sex Trafficking on L.I.Prosecutors said that the couple allegedly hired two women responding to ads in Chinese-language newspapers seeking masseuses, but required them to perform sexual services on men at Lucy’s Spa on Hempstead Turnpike and Panda Foot Spa on Franklin Avenue between May 2013 and the end of January 2014.The suspects allegedly forced the women to sleep at the businesses, which are now closed. They allegedly never paid one victim and authorities said the couple deducted wages from the other for trasnporation to and from work. If they refused to comply with their demands, they also allegedly threatened to post nude photos of them in the Internet and have them deported.The case unfolded after both victims were arrested for prostitution. Once it became clear that they were trafficking victims, their charges were dismissed.The suspects are believed to have owned other massage parlors across Long Island and in Queens, including a spa that is still in business in Nassau County.Judge Philip Grella set bail for the couple at $250,000 cash or bond. They face up to 25 years in prison, if convicted. They are due back in court Oct. 15.A third suspect is expected to be arraigned at a later date. The investigation is continuing.last_img read more