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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 09:09 PM

'She wouldn't scream.' Salon owner, guilty of trafficking, stabbed worker with nail tools


In the dry, legalistic parlance of the federal courts, Thuy Tien Luong’s conviction on Friday was for the crime of “forced labor.”

Yet, a stream of court documents in the prosecution of the 37-year-old owner of a Davidson nail salon adds new and harrowing details of her two-year campaign of terror against a longtime friend and employee.

Luong, according to federal prosecutors, used her fists, her feet and a broom to repeatedly kick and beat her Vietnamese victim, identified in court documents by the initials K.D. She also stabbed and slashed K.D. with the nail tools of her salon.


Worldwide, the United Nations says more than 40 million workers are believed to be the victims of forced labor, a major component of human trafficking. At least 70 percent of the victims are women or girls.

That the crimes linked to Luong occurred at a nail salon is not surprising. The Department of Homeland Security lists the health and beauty industry as an habitual offender in the country’s forced-labor black market.

That it happened in the toney small town of Davidson continues to grab headlines. Davidson police Chief Penny Dunn said in a statement after the trial that Luong’s case proves that “domestic trafficking can and does happen anywhere.”

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DAMANgoldberg Jan 13 #1

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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:06 AM

1. I'm not surprised that these types of stories...

are exposed more often. This is/was Block A news on all 6 news stations locally. Davidson is approx. 20 miles from Uptown @ Lake Norman.


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