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DULUTH — Long before the Lakewalk, hotels, gift shops and eateries turned Canal Park into the tourism hub of Duluth, the lakefront area was far less inviting with its smattering of junkyards and warehouses.
Police arrested Shuangyan Yang and Matthew Shykes, who are married, after a year-and-a-half-long investigation by several law enforcement agencies.
InDuluth Police began investigating the massage parlors after receiving several tips and information from community members. Authorities said Yang straddled an undercover officer, complimented his appearance, and made him perform sexual acts on himself. On another occasion, an undercover officer allegedly provided a code word found online to receive prostitution services.
Earlier this year, court documents said police conducted surveillance of the three businesses for several days and questioned several men seen leaving the businesses, who confirmed that they had received sexual acts in exchange for money.
Police initially arrested five people.
Three people were released after police determined them to be employee victims. Duluth Police began investigating the massage parlors in the fall of after receiving several tips and information from community members.
Louis County. It is happening around the country, and it is happening here in Duluth.
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It is why we have made this a priority, and it is why we partner with organizations such as PAVSA and why we work so hard to put the people impacted by this industry at the center of what we do so that we can do right by them. Sex Trafficking happens in our community and our department is dedicating the resources to hold sex traffickers and sex buyers able.
Most importantly, we work to free victims from the sex trade, educate our community of the s to look for and empower them to report it when they see it. In many cases, women are the victims of sexual exploitation.
One sure way to rid our community of sexual exploitation and trafficking is to eliminate the demand. We all need to work to ensure the men and boys in our lives respect the dignity of every woman and pledge not to buy it and to stand tall in opposition to it.
Looking toward the future, law enforcement is hoping to see much less of these cases. Both Yang and Shykes are being held at the St. Louis County Jail. More Stories.
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