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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on June 30th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Korean-American Arrested In New York for Operating Prostitution Ring

Via a reader tip comes this story of a Korean woman in Queens who was arrested pimping out other Korean women:

They answered help-wanted ads for nail salons and wound up sex slaves, forced into a life of prostitution by a malevolent madam.

Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a Queens woman with running the operation that farmed out young Korean immigrants to Long Island massage parlors.

Jin Hua Cui, 44, allegedly lived the high life in a million-dollar mansion at the expense of naive women who answered ads in Korean language newspapers, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

“Women would respond thinking that they were going to work at a nail salon. She then forced them into prostitution through threats of violence, intimidation and embarrassment,” Spota said.

“If they did not cooperate she would reveal to their family, friends and members of the community in Flushing that they were working as prostitutes and threaten to have Chinese gangs kill them.”

During a four-month investigation, detectives captured footage and photographs of the women – who spoke little or no English – being driven every morning to massage parlors in Huntington Station and Hicksville.

They were forced to have sex for between $60 and $80, but Cui pocketed all but the tips, authorities said. Prosecutors said at least seven women were duped.

A sign in the window of the Huntington Station space advertised a “Stimulus Plan” and “Asian Bodywork.” The johns were solicited with ads on Craigslist promising attention from “very lovely” girls.  [NY Daily News]

You can read more at the link, but nothing is mentioned on whether these girls were illegals or not.  I suspect they probably were.  It would be an interesting stat I think if someone could figure out whether or not the US visa waiver for Korea has led to an increase in prostitution from Koreans in the US?

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  • Leon LaPorte
    9:50 am on June 30th, 2010 1

    Wait a minute. They have Koreans running prostitution and it does not involve USFK personnel? How is this possible. All thought all of Korea's prostitution related ills were 100% a USFK created problem. How about that? I didn't know prostitution existed outside the villes. :roll:

  • chairmanben
    9:53 am on June 30th, 2010 2

    Jin Hua Cui is a Chinese name, and the press identifies her as one even though she looks amazingly like Sandra Oh. So your title is wrong.

  • Hans Brinker
    9:57 am on June 30th, 2010 3

    GI Korea:

    Don't wanna rain on your gloatfest, but how about getting your facts straight:

    1) "Cui" is a Chinese surname;

    2) Jin Hua Cui is Chinese according to the article you cited

    "Prosecutors say Cui, who is Chinese, used intimidation."

    3) Which is further corroborated by this report from a WABC-TV affiliate in NYC:

    "Cui, who authorities say is Chinese, pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and promoting prostitution and was held on $10,000 bail."

  • someotherguy
    10:41 am on June 30th, 2010 4

    Well to his defense, the article heading said she was Korean. I think they confused her being Korean and her preying on Korean women. She obviously speaks Korean well enough to get her job done.

    And damnit .. USFK needs to fix this problem. Prostitution in USFK is so bad its beginning to spread to other parts of the world. Soon it'll spread to the Philippines and then we'll all be screwed

  • Leon LaPorte
    10:43 am on June 30th, 2010 5


  • Teadrinker
    10:46 am on June 30th, 2010 6


    She's catering to former USFK members? ;-)

  • Chris In Dallas
    10:48 am on June 30th, 2010 7

    Definitely a Chinese name. She definitely looks Korean too. I wonder what the dealio is with that!

  • Retired GI
    11:03 am on June 30th, 2010 8

    #4 :lol:

  • Sonagi
    11:48 am on June 30th, 2010 9

    Cui Jinhua = Choi Geum-hwa in Korean. Cui/Choi is a common Joseonjok surname. A Korean speaker would have a much easier time recruiting Korean women.

  • Greg
    12:08 pm on June 30th, 2010 10

    Maybe she is ethnic Korean from the Manchuria region of China?

  • Mark
    5:10 am on July 1st, 2010 11

    So she lived in a Tudor mansion? She must have been doing this for a couple decades or so….

    Anyways, it seems most of these busts happen in the mid-Atlantic states or California. If the authorities really want to make a catch, they should check out the so-called “Bible Belt.”

  • a listener
    8:42 am on July 1st, 2010 12

    Sandra Oh?

  • Concrete Molds
    3:36 pm on November 16th, 2010 13

    i frequent hair salons because i always want to keep my hair in top shape ;'`

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    5:29 am on February 16th, 2014 15

    Genocide and the rape by the Korean military of the Vietnam War
    Korea accepts own crime and should make Lai Daihan Museum with a meaning to apologize to Vietnam in own country and Vietnam.
    It may be said that the Korean is the world’s cruelest race.
    The Korean military dispatched troops for 1964 through 1973 by South Vietnam slaughtered the Vietnamese 9,000 or more. The way was cruel. They cut hands and feet and throw it in on fire. They cornered inhabitants in the tunnel and murdered them with poisonous gas. After having raped women in sequence, they kill women. They stamped it in combat boots until fetuses jumped out of maternity abdomen. Call them with Lai Daihan, and the children born by the rape by the Korean military are said to be up to 30,000 (there is thousands of indication). SAPIO Dec.2013.
    The rape development number of 2011 in Korea of one year is 19,498 cases, and the Korean rape rate is the first place in Asia, the fourth place in the world and increasing year by year. It is a rapid increase of the sexual crime at children to be particularly serious in Korea. (Korean police white paper, 2011)

    A forgery about the issue of comfort women of Korea
    Korea forges the issue of comfort women with the whole government and repeats anti-Japan propaganda. Korea is a country using bribery, a lie, any unfair means including the forgery. The world people do not believe the anti-Japan propaganda by the forgery of Korea. It were the professional prostitutes who earned 20,000 dollars or more in a month when wartime comfort women converted it now, and most were spontaneous application. Though the forcible recruitment in the Korean Peninsula was a crime by the Korean dealer, of the lie that the Japanese military was involved directly, and Korea took publicize it. Korea takes the issue of this comfort woman and, they succeed in drawing a large amount of money many times in the past from Japan. When Korea defeats Japan by the issue of comfort woman, Korea can despise Japan and can draw a large amount of money, besides. For Korea, this is killing two birds with one stone. Whenever the economic conditions of the own country worsened, Korea required money of Japan by the issue of false comfort woman. The Korean is the race which is the dirtiest in the world. For the future, the anti-Japan campaign at these Korean national levels, Japan makes full use of every means and introduces the truth into the world, Japan shows the actual situation of the forgery of the issue of Korean comfort woman in the world.

  • Tom
    7:54 am on February 16th, 2014 16

    King Baeksu are you the one who wrote the hilarious piece above? :lol:


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