Human Traffic Watch

2nd alleged victim of sex trafficking case takes witness stand

In Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking on May 28, 2013 at 3:07 pm

The second of three alleged victims in a sex trafficking case testified in federal court on Friday how she was allegedly recruited from China to work in a hotel in America but ended up forced to work as a prostitute on Saipan.

After defense counsel Victorino Torres completed questioning the first alleged victim, the prosecution called to the witness stand the second alleged victim of Chang Ru Meng Bachman, a karaoke club operator who is on trial on charges of three counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion.

The second alleged victim recalled through an interpreter that when Backman informed her and two other Chinese women that their job was to offer “companion services”-to drink, sing, and sleep with customers at Holiday Night Club-they were shocked and began to cry.

The alleged victim, who is the U.S. government’s second witness in the trial, stated that she is married, has a child, and comes from a poor family from a province in China. She said she has been a plain farmer since she was just 13 years old.

Source: Saipan Tribune


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