Hearing in Jackson County human trafficking case delayed

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A detention hearing for the manager of a St. Martin spa speaks little English and needs an interpreter before federal authorities can move forward with her detention hearing.

The Sun Herald reports the business was shut down Friday amid allegations of human trafficking and prostitution.

The hearing, scheduled for Monday, was moved to Dec. 4 to give officials time to find an interpreter for her.

Yeon Sook Hwang has been indicted on one count each of human trafficking and conspiracy to commit money laundering and four counts of money laundering.

Online jail records do not list an attorney for Hwang.