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The suspect in the fatal shootings at three Georgia spas has told authorities he blamed the massage businesses for providing an outlet for his addiction to sex. Yet, early s indicate the businesses may not have been entirely above-board, leaving the women working there particularly vulnerable to abuse and violence.
All three spas are listed on Rubmaps, an erotic review site that allows users to search for and review illicit massage parlors. Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa, both in Atlanta, have around reviews, many recent. A review for Aromatherapy Spa on March 2 also indicated sex was on the service list.
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The Rubmap reviews, coupled with advertising for hour services, are red flags, said Elizabeth Kim, the chief operating officer of Restore NYC, a nonprofit that works to provide housing and economic solutions for survivors of trafficking. Gold Spa and Aromatherapy Spa are among several neighborhood businesses frequented during late nights, according to neighboring business owners; their customers and services remain discreet behind blacked-out windows and parking lots behind buildings.
Gold Spa has a blacked-out glass door that prevents visibility from the outside.
The windows are concealed by shutters that appear rusted. At least one set of window covers appear to be held together with duct tape. The only thing visible inside is an ATM near the front entrance. The parking areas are empty.
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The streets, Howell said, are often filled with loud cars and louder music. Its services include traditional salon offerings such as haircuts, hair coloring and perms, as well as waxing, microdermabrasion, eyelash extensions and aromatherapy massage. The spas and strip clubs that share this Atlanta thoroughfare with G Salon were here when Barnes arrived more than two decades ago. The immediate area includes a Mexican restaurant and pizzeria, auto repair shops, medical offices, a psychic and apartment lofts.
As Barnes shuts his doors to customers at 7 p.
One of his customers called from across the street to cancel an appointment. Barnes told her not to worry, his team members would wait for her — not realizing the streets were blocked off. Though it is still too early to know for certain that the spas were illicit, Kim said illicit parlors are inherently violent.
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Georgia law enforcement has indicated the crime was motivated by sex, not race. But advocates balked at such determinations at this time. Catherine Chen, the chief executive officer of Polaris, points to the long history of exploitation of Asian women in the U. And they run them as legitimate businesses. Chen says it's important to recognize the dignity of the women, who may or may not have known the full extent of the businesses where they worked.
To recognize their dignity even though this is a tragedy that they ended up in. Mallory Rahman and her 4-year old daughter, Zara, left flowers Wednesday on the steps of Gold Spa in Atlanta to pay respects to the women killed there.
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The suspect says sex addiction drove him to commit drives, according to police. Eight people are reported to have been killed in the shootings.
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