FEEDING HILLS, Mass. (WWLP) – New information on a suspected human trafficking investigation in Feeding Hills. 22News first told you about state police detectives conducting a search warrant at the Feeding Hills Spa on Springfield Street, Tuesday morning.
Jim Leydon, spokesperson for the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, told 22News state police detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s office, along with the Springfield office of Homeland Security and Agawam police executed a search warrant at the Spa on Tuesday morning. Law enforcement also conducted a similar search at an associated home in Agawam.
Law enforcement are currently identifying and interviewing potential victims. As of Tuesday afternoon, no arrests have been made as this investigation continues.
22News was outside the Spa on Tuesday morning and I-Team reporter Ryan Walsh could see state police detectives going in and out of the building.
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The FBI says 82 minors were rescued and 239 accused traffickers and their associates were arrested in Operation Cross Country X.
The couple allegedly recruited women through a business called “Sinful Innocence,” then forced those women to work as prostitutes.
The 22News I-Team has uncovered a disturbing trend happening in western Massachusetts, and the victims can be as young as 14-years-old.