Revere Mass Day Spa Alleged Front for Human Trafficking
Things Like This Allegedly Happen Right Under Our Noses
57 year old, Geralda De Matos Garland of Revere, Mass was arrested and charged with alleged human trafficking, among other charges, according to a report from WCVB. She was running Crystal's Day Spa in Revere and is accused of recruiting victims, advertising paid sex and made a profit from the illegal activity.
The WCVB report quoted Attorney General Maura Healey as saying:
During the course of the investigation, authorities developed evidence indicating that Garland allegedly ran a profitable and organized criminal enterprise through Crystal’s Day Spa, which she owned and set up as a front for human trafficking.
Garland's bail was set for $50,000 cash and she's due in court for a probable cause hearing on May 11th.
Human Trafficking Occurs in Every State
Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery, most are female, according to humantraffickinghotline.org and it occurs in every state, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.