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Harford Sheriff's Office raids area massage parlors

Harford Sheriff's Office raids area massage parlors

In an effort to curb illegal activity in local massage parlors, three women were arrested recently — and summonses were issued for two others — by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office on solicitation charges.

Human trafficking as a whole has become an issue across the country, according to Sgt. Eric Gonzalez, supervisor of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office’s Crime Suppression Unit, and offering sexual favors following massage services is one type of trafficking that is becoming more prevalent in Harford County, he said.

Massage parlors aren’t unique to Harford County, or to the region. Officers have monitored them in Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County, where two women...