The City of Wichita is considering a new massage ordinance that would require businesses and therapists to apply for a license and permit, respectively.
“Hopefully this gives us an avenue to be able to reduce victimization but at the same time provide better opportunity for enforcement and be proactive,” said Deputy Chief Hassan Ramzah.
In 2014, Wichita Police conducted 14 investigation into massage parlors and arrested 11 people on human trafficking and other violations. In 2015, there were 24 investigations that resulted in 22 arrests.
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