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Police stop human trafficking ring in Williamson Co.

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Police stopped a human trafficking operation based in Cedar Park and Round Rock last week.

Cedar Park Police say five women working at Panda Paws Massage in Cedar Park and Round Rock were victims of forced prostitution. Authorities rescued them last week after a lengthy investigation into the businesses.

The parlor's owner, 47-year-old Xiofeng Wo, faces several charges in the case. Forty-five-year-old Greg Sanfrantello also faces charges.

Police say Wo and Sanfrantello forced their victims to commit prostitution.

The women are now at a safe location, where they are getting help. Wo and Sanfrantello were booked into the Williamson County Jail.

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