Spokane Parlors offer forced sex?

July 18, 2018 | Brainwave Science

Human Trafficking and Sex trafficking in Spokane Washington


Another case of Sex trafficking has occurred in Spokane County, Washington where a pair of massage parlors is under investigation on suspicion of sex trafficking, human trafficking and money laundering.

In a search warrant filed in Spokane County Superior Court, investigators with Homeland Security and the Washington State Patrol describe that these Massage parlors hire only Chinese employees as masseuses who speak little-to-no English are required to request customers for a sexual act for extra cash.

On Thursday, an undercover agent with Homeland Security visited Space Oil massage parlor for an hour-long massage. According to his statement, the masseuse was wearing a revealing red dress and asked an undercover agent if he was interested in sexual activity. He noted that the masseuse could not speak English and communicated through a translating app on her phone.

Kelan D. Johnson, who has owned the parlors since the beginning of the year and later opened 3 Piers Oil Spa on Division Street in June, denied the allegations. he accused Federal Agent of being the sneakiest criminal present. Johnson has not been arrested or charged with a sex trafficking crime.

Johnson stated that neither he nor his wife, a Chinese woman he married at the beginning of the year, directed any of his masseuses to perform sexual favors for cash. After Homeland Security sting operation, a team of law enforcement officers raided Johnson’s parlor and confiscated piles of cash, receipt and daily log books as evidence, but they didn’t shut the place.

Law enforcement also found an ad for the Space Oil Parlor on backpage.com, a classified advertising website for promoting prostitution. Johnson denied making posts on backpage.com and adultlook.com, another website for escort services.

“Somebody has drug that Google site of ours over on to that page,” he said. “I’m sitting there explaining to these cops, if you were real investigators, you would see that.”

According to Johnson, his businesses follow a strict policy on not allowing sexual acts and even if customers make such request then they had to leave and never return. They also have a signboard in every room stating, ‘no sex, no harassment, no touching.’

Johnson said all three parlors are open as usual. On average, he speculated that he receives about 500 customers a day and most are men.

According to Johnson, about 95 percent of them are good people and the remaining few are behind the controversy surrounding his parlors.


Sex Trafficking has become a significant and growing problem in both the United States and the larger global community. The costs of such an evil practice to society include exploitation of human and women’s rights, poor public health, disrupted communities, and diminished social development.

Victims of sex trafficking gain adverse physical and psychological health conditions and social disadvantages. Therefore, sex trafficking is a critical health issue with broader social implications that requires both medical and legal attention.

Human traffickers use several recurrent tactics of manipulation such as promised a good job, education, or citizenship in a foreign country or offered a false marriage proposal leading victim into situations of sex trafficking. Many victims are forced into the sex trade by parents, husbands, and significant others, while others are kidnapped by traffickers. These traffickers often find their victims online, through social media channels like Facebook and more, which are different to trace unless law enforcement gets accurate intelligence about it.

In most cases if not all, when law enforcement officers learn and identify human trafficking victims it is during other investigations, such as drug raids and domestic violence calls. A major problem for law enforcement in trafficking case is that victims don’t raise alarm due to threats of violence, including the victim’s family from traffickers and fear of repercussion as imprisonment or deportation.

Authorities depend on an accurate source of intelligence for resolving such cases. Law enforcement agencies must develop new approaches and unique methods in gaining accurate intelligence for their response to trafficking.

Why iCognative?

Did you ever imagine that rather than relying on testimonies/accounts of witnesses or suspects, the investigators could rely on what is stored in their human brains?  iCognative empowers law enforcement in gaining valuable and accurate information about trafficking from a very reliable and accurate source: the human brain. The technology provides a 99.9% accurate identification of a trafficker by distinguishing what a person/s of interest, suspect/s, witnesses, or victim/s truly knows.

iCognative by Brainwave Science is a neuroscience-based technology that has an unparalleled ability to distinguish between innocents and perpetrators by detecting concealed information in his/her brain. The only requirement of this technology is a functioning human brain and data collected or information related to the case. iCognative is an unbeaten technology that is applicable in virtually any case in which some investigation has been carried out. So far 100% of determinations made by this technology have been accurate and there are zero false positives and zero false negatives.

iCognative is an inevitable investigative technology for the law enforcement as it can grant investigators with an accurate information at this crucial time. iCognative test can be conducted on Kelan D. Johnson or other parties such as victims that the authorities consider relevant to this case. The technology is noninvasive as it fully respects human rights, necessary for the trafficking victims. To do that, a test case needs to be built in which an investigator will input known as well as confidential information about the sex trafficking case. Both known and confidential information is used as stimuli to input into the iCognative system in the form of words, phrases or pictures (depending on the available form). Considering trafficking situation, law enforcement can use information such as the existence of prostitution/ order from owners; who sold the victims; the number of victims involved; social media account; bank accounts as inputs into the iCognative system to conduct the test on Johnson or his wife.

iCognative system collects brain responses to each stimulus while flashing stimulus to each suspect and all these responses are analyzed at end of the test by sophisticated algorithms to determine if the information under question is present or absent in the brain of the suspect.

iCognative can accurately reveal to what degree Johnson and his wife were involved in a trafficking case, what information victims or perpetrators are concealing, and whether a suspect/s has any other incriminating information connected to other crimes. By matching testimonies of suspects, victims, or witnesses with readily intelligence available, iCognative offers a flawless solution that law enforcement needs.



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