- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says authorities have disbanded two alleged human trafficking operations with ties to western Massachusetts and New York.

Healey said Tuesday that 10 victims were transported from New Hyde Park, New York, and New York City and trafficked for sex at Massachusetts massage parlors in Northampton, Hadley, Framingham, East Longmeadow and Agawam.

Four people were charged with prostitution and other crimes including Feng Ling Liu and her husband, Jian Song, both of Sunderland, Massachusetts; Liu’s daughter, Ting Ting Yin, of New Hyde Park; and Shuzi Li, of West Springfield, Massachusetts.

Li pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Northampton District Court and denied the allegations.

The other three defendants are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday. It wasn’t clear if they have lawyers who could respond to the charges.



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