UK Nail Salon Slaves – level 2

15-01-2018 15:00

In Bath, England, people at a nail salon used slaves to sell treatments for little money. They trafficked the slaves from Vietnam through other parts of England. The women were not paid and their slave owners made them sleep in a small loft above the salon.

Police found three people to be guilty of slavery after they found a missing 16-year-old worker. These three people went to jail for a total of nine years for not following laws about slavery.

A UK politician said that nail salons need licenses to stop this kind of crime.

Difficult words: traffic (illegally send things and people from one place to another), loft (a room directly under the roof), license (records with the government that show you are doing something according to the laws).

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