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Beyond the exterior, with no way to see inside the building, a woman who is not licensed to practice massage attempted to perform sexual acts on undercover detectives — first with an investigator from the state board of massage therapists and later with a Springfield police officer investigating the state examiner's claim. Massage parlors have made national headlines recently after large scale busts related to human trafficking brought multiple arrests last month, such as that of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The human trafficking prevention organization Polaris Project describes human trafficking as a form of modern-day slavery. According to Polaris, women trafficked in massage parlors are typically immigrants from China or South Korea, usually mothers between the ages of 35 and 55 who are looking for a way to support their families.