If there is a common thread linking the sex trafficking industry between Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, and the Florida panhandle, it is Flushing, New York. Although roughly a thousand miles separate ongoing criminal cases in Florida and Westmoreland County of massage parlor operators in accused of running their businesses as brothels, court documents in both states are filled with mentions of Flushing, the New York City neighborhood in Queens, that prosecutors say serves as the epicenter of America’s modern-day forced-sex trade. It is stitched to prostitution and human trafficking through an estimated 9,000 massage parlors across the nation that generate nearly $2.5 billion annually in illicit revenue, according to Polaris, the nonprofit behind the National Human Trafficking Hotline (888-373-7888). That includes the much-publicized Jupiter, Florida, massage parlor sting operation that brought sex crime charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in February. Lawyers for Kraft, 78, on Tuesday sued the Florida attorney general’s office, claiming it violated an open records law by not turning over certain materials in the case. Prosecutors claim video evidence sho...