When police arrived, one woman told the officers that she was being held against her will and forced to prostitute."My sister’s in the basement. He’s going to kill her," she told the officers, according to the police report.According to the criminal complaint, police found three women in the home, all of whom were taken to a hospital for medical treatment.
To the lonely, bored Alicia, Christine represented what she really wanted in a good friend.
As she told me the details of her story, she never once said his name.
She only referred to him as “the monster.” She recounted for me the details of her four-day-long nightmare.
She would find the rumors about San Francisco to be true: It was a booming stop on the international sex-trafficking route. The first stop on the Sun Spa tour was the five rooms on the bottom floor, used for the regulars.
They were tiny, less than 50 square feet and bare except for a cot with one white sheet, a shower and a small painted nightstand in one corner. A fluorescent ceiling light cast a pallid green glow over the room.