Three Men Held on Charges of Enslaving Chinese Acrobat Team

Three men are facing criminal charges in Las Vegas over slavery allegations concerning 20 members of a Chinese acrobatic troupe, justice officials said Monday.

The FBI raided [the men’s] house in Las Vegas and found 14 members of the troupe who were identitied as being victims of human trafficking and were then taken into protective custody.

An FBI spokesman said the acrobats had been given limited food, were not being paid the salary promised to them and had had their passports and visas confiscated.”

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