Sunderland couple ordered held on $500K bail on human trafficking charges

Jian Song and Feng Ling Liu accused of running trafficking ring with their daughter

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Jian Song (at center) is arraigned at Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown on human trafficking charges.

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – Two more suspects in a human trafficking investigation were arraigned in Belchertown Thursday. Jian Song, 48, of Sunderland, and his wife, Feng Ling Liu, 50, are accused of trafficking women between New Hyde Park, New York and Hadley Massage Therapy in Hadley, Feng Health Center in East Longmeadow, and Massage Body Work in Framingham. Also being charged in the case, though not scheduled for arraignment Thursday, is the couple’s daughter, Ting Ting Yin, 26, of New York.

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office accuses the three of offering sexual activity between women and clients in exchange for money.

They are facing charges including:

  • Trafficking of persons for sexual servitude
  • Deriving support from prostitution
  • Money laundering
  • Conspiracy

Song was the first to be arraigned at Eastern Hampshire District Court late Wednesday morning. During the arraignment, prosecutors said that he would recruit women for his operation from as far away as China. Song was ordered held on $500,000 bail, and is due back in court on January 18.

Liu was arraigned immediately afterwards, and was also ordered held on $500,000 bail.

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Feng Ling Liu is seen at left during her arraignment at Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown.

 

Originally, Song and Liu had been expected to be in court Wednesday, but the arraignment was postponed due to the lack of a Mandarin-language interpreter.

Shuzi Li of West Springfield was arraigned in Northampton on Wednesday in a separate human trafficking case, which is also being investigated by the Attorney General’s Office.

Human trafficking suspect in court, 2 other arraignments postponed