The Sun-Times is running a series on sex slaves -- many of them in Chicago plucked from a foreign land, forced to dance in strip clubs, under total control by a pimp.
This is appalling.
The series is here.
There are a few remedies that come to mind.
One is to target the deep-pocketed strip clubs that host the dancers. It should be their responsibility to ensure that all of their employees/independent contractors that are stripping are totally independent, there of their own free will and able to leave whenever they wish. They are in a position (better than the police of the U.S. Attorney's office) to enforce the status of the dancers. And if they are liable (criminally or civilly), they will take responsibility for the dancers. The clubs are not now at all responsible, and since they are making all this money from the women, they should be.
Perhaps all women in strip clubs should be licensed. That might help stamp out some of the sex slave traffic as well.
The state and municipalities should take the lead on solving this problem.