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Documents say Texas brothel used immigrants [TX & OK sex slavers]
Victoria Advocate/AP ^ | August 2, 2006

Posted on 08/02/2006 2:33:58 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch

AUSTIN (AP) - Brothels in the Austin area and Oklahoma City that used immigrant women and catered mostly to undocumented workers were part of a multistate prostitution ring federal agents have partially broken up, court documents say.

Women from Mexico and Central and South American countries worked in the prostitution houses and in some cases reported being held against their will, documents show.

The brothel near Austin was the second in that area run by the same man, officials allege. Juan Balderas-Orosco, 34, escaped capture when authorities raided the first one four years ago, but he was arrested June 29 after a yearlong surveillance operation and charged with transporting women to engage in prostitution.

Four others face similar charges.

Balderas has been ordered held without bail pending a hearing. His court-appointed lawyer declined to comment, saying he was not yet familiar with the case.

A spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said she did not know details of the case.

In 2002, immigration agents and Austin police raided a house, which they later said was a brothel run by Balderas. They arrested two Mexican men and two women -- one from Colombia and the other from the Dominican Republic.

The women told agents they were moved among locations in several states and forced to perform sex acts for money, court documents said.

"The organization recruits females ... and arranges for them to be smuggled into the United States. The aliens are held in indentured servitude and forced into prostitution," an arrest affidavit said.

The men accused of working for Balderas pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting and harboring illegal aliens, served 15 months in prison and were deported.

About a year after the first house was raided, Balderas opened another brothel about a mile away, just outside the city limits, court documents said.

A federal affidavit said that in June 2005 agents placed a covert pole camera to allow continued surveillance of the house. A year later agents raided the house. On the same day, June 29, a brothel in Dallas was raided, and Balderas was arrested after leaving an Oklahoma City brothel, the affidavit said.

Two other men, Francisco Castillo-Celaya and David Mendoza, were also arrested and charged in Oklahoma City. Two others, including Balderas' wife, have been charged but not arrested, court documents said. ___

Information from Austin American Statesman


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; alienscorruption; austin; brothel; corruption; dallas; humantrafficking; illegals; immigrantlist; sexslaves; sextours; slavers

1 posted on 08/02/2006 2:34:00 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch
Just doing the jobs johns that Americans won't do.
2 posted on 08/02/2006 2:37:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Just doin the humpin that Americans wont do?


3 posted on 08/02/2006 2:38:33 PM PDT by Concho ((I'd rather be hunting.))
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To: SwinneySwitch

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/1472612/posts
Sex Tourism and Human Trafficking Bump List


4 posted on 08/02/2006 2:40:09 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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5 posted on 08/02/2006 2:40:25 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: SwinneySwitch
Now available to rent at Block buster

Human Trafficking

Recommend!

6 posted on 08/02/2006 2:41:11 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows

ROTF!!!


7 posted on 08/02/2006 2:41:12 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: bonfire

It was obvious, but I got there first.


8 posted on 08/02/2006 2:42:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

As much as I carp about illegal immigrants, it really angers me when I see them abused. It isn't lost on me that they are abused in many if not most instances more by their own people than they are by U.S. citizens. Any person that would take another against their will and force them to take part in this should be locked up for decades.


9 posted on 08/02/2006 2:53:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Bring your press credentials to Qana, for the world's most convincing terrorist street theater.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I wager they are using falsified I.D. Can't they add to their sentence if they can prove this? It ought to be added punishment when people who are apprehended are sporting fake I.D.


10 posted on 08/02/2006 3:00:48 PM PDT by rovenstinez (,)
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To: SwinneySwitch

"A federal affidavit said that in June 2005 agents placed a covert pole camera to allow ..."


Bwaaaahhahahahahaha

Where was the editor on that one?


11 posted on 08/02/2006 3:03:52 PM PDT by mad puppy ( The Southern border is THE issue)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Definetely doesn't sound like "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas".

Don't guess Marvin got this scoop like he did back when the (chicken ranch)was a happenin. For some of you folks not familiar with Marvin, you DO NOT want to see him coming in his white suit, if you own a food service (restaurant, etc) in the Houston area, so that he can report on his weekly "Rat and Roach Report", or his report on SLIIIIMMMMMEEE in the ice machine. What a character. Every big city needs a MZ.

12 posted on 08/02/2006 3:07:32 PM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: SwinneySwitch
They just want to make sure their culture doesn't stop at the border.
13 posted on 08/02/2006 3:23:06 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: SwinneySwitch
They just don't make them in Texas like they used to. I remember a little place in LaGrange that used UT college girls. The old lady running the place was a hoot. I liked the shag red carpet and full length mirrors too.
14 posted on 08/02/2006 3:27:56 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Slings and Arrows

I don't know about you, but these are the sort of jobs I definitely won't do.


15 posted on 08/02/2006 3:29:36 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: vetvetdoug

When we moved to Dallas area 12 years ago, the brothels were all over the place. We thought they were roadside bars!!


16 posted on 08/02/2006 3:30:11 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: SwinneySwitch

This is what happens when laws are not enforced.


17 posted on 08/02/2006 4:11:56 PM PDT by texastoo ("trash the treaties")
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To: vetvetdoug

Oh, that was Dolly Parton!


18 posted on 08/02/2006 5:16:44 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: OBXWanderer

Some little bitty pissant country places need him, too!

Maaaarrrrrvin Zindler, Eyewitness News.


19 posted on 08/02/2006 5:21:49 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: Rte66
If that had been Dolly Parton, I would have thought the prunes had attacked her.
20 posted on 08/02/2006 5:40:31 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

Aaah, Dame Edna, then. I only know the stories from some of my former high school classmate guys. Guess we both dated ourselves there.


21 posted on 08/02/2006 6:29:07 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: Rte66
Maaaarrrrrvin Zindler, Eyewitness News.

Yeh, but in those days, Miss Mona knew him as Melvin P. Thorpe, and, of course, played by Dom Delouise in the movie. I am back on the east coast now, but I'm hopin Marvin is still doin well on Ch. 13, with Dave, Shara, and the gang.

22 posted on 08/02/2006 6:36:10 PM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: OBXWanderer

Well, I don't watch Ch. 13 in the evenings, only in the early AM, so I don't see those same people.

Marvin is still going strong. I know that because Don Nelson on the 6AM News did a little special segment on him the other day, pertaining to his wigs. It might have been another birthday, but I'm not sure. I think it would be about number 84 or 85.

Marvin's wife died a few years ago - they had been married over 50 years, I believe. The funeral procession passed by my house to and from his church is why I recall it so well, lol. He has since remarried fairly recently.

He has had 5 face-lifts and multi-numbers of other plastic surgeries, 10 or 15, I think, which he talks about all the time. Has hundreds of wigs and hairpieces, wears dark glasses all the time now, for some eye condition, but I don't know what it is. He has had a lifetime contract with Ch. 13 since some time in the 80s.

Shara is gone from Ch. 13. She had colon cancer several years ago, but beat it. Then 2-3 years ago, she stopped being an anchor, but still did some special reports and I saw some PSA's she did, which still run. They said something last month about her leaving the station for good at that time, but I don't know the reason. She was the longest-time female anchor in the Houston market when she left.

Dave is still around, but I don't know much about him (he's not one of my favorite people).


24 posted on 08/02/2006 7:52:42 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: TWOJAKES

Aren't you thinking of Nuevo Laredo, hmmm?


25 posted on 08/02/2006 7:53:23 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: SwinneySwitch
2002 - first raid

2005 - pole camera (hmm, won't say it)

2006 - another raid

Since when does it take 4 years to shut down a house of ill repute? Actually, I'm surprised they arrested anyone since Austin is a sanctuary city.
26 posted on 08/03/2006 6:05:16 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Working in a brothel.

No fruits to pick there.

27 posted on 08/03/2006 6:10:27 AM PDT by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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To: Rte66
Aren't you thinking of Nuevo Laredo, hmmm?

Or Piedras Negras???

28 posted on 08/03/2006 6:25:51 AM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: mtbopfuyn

The second house started up a year after the first raid.

(I imagine there are a lot of nervous former clients over the pole camera videos.)

The second house was located outside of the Austin City Limits.

All the arrests were made in OK City.


29 posted on 08/03/2006 9:14:19 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Liberals-beyond your expectations!)
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To: OBXWanderer

Or the Boys Town that isn't in Nebraska and which has never been seen by Father Flanagan. Es en La Zona Rosa.


30 posted on 08/03/2006 11:00:45 AM PDT by Rte66
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