In Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on May 19, 2013 at 11:24 am
Prosecutors say federal agents raided four brothels in New York and arrested 13 people in an alleged sex trafficking and prostitution ring dating back to 2008.
They run clandestine brothels in vinyl-sided homes in the Hudson Valley and makeshift bordellos on New Jersey farms, coercing girlfriends and even wives into prostitution.
And they’re all from the same town in Mexico.
The sex trafficking route from Tenancingo in Mexico’s Tlaxcala state once led straight to Jackson Heights, Queens — but now stretches far beyond the city’s boundaries, an extensive Daily News investigation shows.
The recent indictment of brothers Isaias and Bonifacio Flores-Mendez — the latest alleged pimps who hail from the town dubbed the “world capital of sex trafficking” by U.S. government officials — shows just how far the vicious Queens-based crews have expanded.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/sex-trafficking-horror-spreads-nyc-suburbs-article-1.1342182#ixzz2TQ0t62W2
In Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on April 14, 2013 at 4:07 pm
A New York pimp plead guilty Monday in a Baltimore courtroom to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.
Charles Anderson “Yowzer” and a co-conspirator forced women between the ages of 19 and 28 into prostitution. The men trolled websites pretending to be potential clients with the intent to force the girls to work as prostitutes. They targeted women who appeared to be working alone, without the oversight of a pimp.
According to Anderson’s plea agreement, he locked women in a bedroom in his Brooklyn apartment, forced them to perform sex acts and physically assaulted them on numerous occasions.
On one occasion in the spring of 2010, his co-conspirator returned to the apartment with a prostitute who had been brought there against her will, while at least two additional women were already detained against their will in the bedroom. Anderson had agreed to monitor the captives while his co-conspirator went to Maryland to track down a woman who escaped.
Anderson played a role in hunting down women who fled from prostitution. He was also aware that his co-conspirator had two gun in the apartment, a .9mm pistol and a larger sub-machine gun, along with corresponding ammunition.
Read more: http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/state/pimp-pleads-guilty-to-sex-trafficking#ixzz2PZQISFe