Human Traffic Watch

MS-13 gang member gets 10 years in sex-trafficking case

In Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on March 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm

U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride in the Eastern District of Virginia, and Assistant FBI Director Valerie Parlave, who heads the bureau’s Washington field office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema.

Fuentes, an El Salvadoran-born U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty to sex trafficking a child on Nov. 27. 2012.

“As the driver for MS-13, Fuentes transported a young girl to various hotels and apartments — helping the gang exploit her as a child prostitute,” said Mr. MacBride. “We have a zero-tolerance policy against anyone who makes it possible to profit from the sexual slavery of children.”

Ms. Parlave said the sentencing demonstrates that those who force young girls into prostitution, as well as those who allow it, “will pay the price for their actions,

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