Five people from Massachusetts, Virginia, and Georgia were arrested Thursday on federal charges for allegedly operating an elaborate interstate prostitution ring that trafficked Asian women, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Kyung Song, 52, of Lexington, Mass.; Jineok Kim, 38, of Watertown, Mass.; Susan Bashir, 41, of Stone Mountain, Ga.; and Taehee Kim, 46, and Yoon I. Kim, 36, a married couple living in Haymarket, Va., were apprehended Thursday and appeared in federal courts in Boston, Virginia, and Atlanta, according to a statement from the US Attorney’s Office.
Song, Bashir, and the Kims allegedly operated multiple brothels out of high-end apartments in Cambridge, Atlanta, and eastern Virginia since at least late 2015, according to the statement