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Sunderland woman involved in human trafficking case has bail reduced

(Collegian File Photo)

(Collegian File Photo)

One of the four individuals arrested in December for trafficking women at a local massage parlor has had her bail reduced.

Feng Ling Liu, 50, had her bail reduced to $100,000 Jan. 18, according to a report from the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Following her arraignment at Eastern Hampshire District Court Dec. 15, 2016, two days after the arrest Liu’s bail was set at $500,000, along with her husband, Jian Song, 48. On Wednesday, the amount was reduced to $100,000 for Liu, though her attorney, Alfred Chamberland, disputed for the bail to be set at $20,000, according to the Gazette.

Chamberland also argued for the dismissal of the charges of trafficking an individual for sexual services and deriving support from prostitution, according to the Gazette. The requests to dismiss these charges were denied.

Liu and Song, both residents of Sunderland, their daughter Ting Ting Yin, 26, of New Hyde Park, New York, and Shuzi Li, 52, of West Springfield denied charges stating they brought people from New York to areas in Northampton, Hadley, Framingham, East Longmeadow and Agawam to be trafficked for commercial sex.

According to Alan Borowski, Detective Lieutenant of the Northampton Police Department, the department’s investigation into the human trafficking ring, which began in March of 2016, is currently closed.

Li, accused of trafficking women from Flushing in Queens, New York to spas in Northampton and Agawam, is expected to be back in court on Feb. 10 after appearing in court in Northampton Jan. 12, according to 22News.

Yin denied all charges in court Dec. 21, 2016, stating that she did not know her parents were using the massage parlors for sexual trafficking.

She was then released by the judge under the conditions to give up her passport, to stay away from the massage parlors and workers in Hadley, East Longmeadow and Framingham, to not leave the country and to report to her parole officer every week.

Yin was in court on Jan. 18 for her pretrial hearing, according to 22News.

The Eastern Hampshire District Court’s office said Yin will be back in court on Feb. 23.

Carson McGrath can be reached at cmcgrath@umass.edu and followed on Twitter @McgrathCarson.

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One Response to “Sunderland woman involved in human trafficking case has bail reduced”
  1. Concerned Citizen says:

    Dumb asses! All that investigation and u guys missed the rest of them. How is this possible, how could they miss the others spas that r owned by theses guys…As of today there r at-least 2 spas up and running in Framingham that r owned by these Asians who were arrested…cops/detectives they act like they took care of it. Maybe u should review the investigation & cont to close & busts these guys spas that r open in Framingham still. keep case open its not done. Investigating should know that there’s atleast 2 more “Spas” open now that r one block from the raid and another one block down other way street. 186 union and 62 union st Framingham. They have a symbol/tag that they post on doors etc… “red feet sticker” informs customers that sex is sold. Angel Som is the leader and has been human trafficking since 1990’s. It would b nice if they busted all Angels spas/bodyworks!

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