Modesto Cracking Down on Prostitution at Massage Parlors

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The City of Modesto may be in the midst of updating it’s strategic plan, and part of that plan is attracting businesses.

What’s not good for business, though: prostitution.

Like just about any city, massage parlors are not hard to find in Modesto.  They are scattered throughout, and sit in plain view.  Some are legitimate places to go enjoy a massage.  But at many others, you can enjoy something else.

It’s an all too familiar scene: massage parlors used as fronts for prostitution.  

Councilman Dave Geer was appalled after going on a ride-a-long with police recently and now has a plan to stop it.
Geer’s solution, tightening up the requirements for massage parlors.  He also wants to make it easier for police to go after the shops they suspect are fronts for prostitution.

Sadly, that’s not the only problem brought to Geer’s attention.  He also believes some parlors with Asian workers are engaging in the human trafficking of underage girls.

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