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9 charged in sex slavery case in LA
| Fri Aug 10, 5:12 AM ET
Posted on 08/10/2007 10:18:28 AM PDT by fishhound
LOS ANGELES - Nine Guatemalans were indicted for their roles in an alleged sex trafficking ring that lured young women to the United States with promises of good jobs and then forced them into prostitution, according to federal court records. ADVERTISEMENT
Four of the defendants pleaded not guilty in January to sex trafficking charges in the case. A superseding indictment, unsealed Thursday, includes more serious allegations that five of the 12 victims were minors.
According to the new 50-count indictment, the defendants at times sold Guatemalan women and girls to one another like slaves and allegedly brought the victims to witch doctors who threatened to put curses on them and their families if they ran away.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: crimaliens; horror; illegalimmigration; prostitution; sexcrimes; sextrafficking
Undocumented workers. I wonder how much of this is going on throughout the country as illegals might create a demand for wh*re houses selling comfort from women of familiar origin. But it is women and kids enslaved non the less, hidden under our noses, here in the land of the free. Terrible!
posted on 08/10/2007 10:18:30 AM PDT
LA? I thought it was Louisiana!.........Wouldn’t surprise me there! Heck, it wouldn’t even be news!.......
posted on 08/10/2007 10:20:07 AM PDT
by Red Badger
(All I know about Minnesota, I learned from Garrison Keilor.............)
All parties are illegal?
But, but we don’t have a security problem and if we did there’s nothing to be done about it!
posted on 08/10/2007 10:22:18 AM PDT
(I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
Just doing the slave trading that we Americans won’t do...
posted on 08/10/2007 10:23:04 AM PDT
by Hegemony Cricket
(You can't seriously tell me you think we need more laws, or that we don't already have too many.)
This is modern day slavery and needs to be a higher priority for the feds.
Thankfully the USA is one of the countries leading the charge against these people, for lack of a better word.
posted on 08/10/2007 10:25:57 AM PDT
by Red in Blue PA
(Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
Doing jobs American hookers wont do!
posted on 08/10/2007 10:38:28 AM PDT
(It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
The Mayor’s Office?
posted on 08/10/2007 10:38:39 AM PDT
("It's Talk Thompson Time!" >> irc://irc.freenode.net/fredthompson)
I wonder how much of this is going on throughout the country
There was a post a while back about trafficking from Korea, the clientele appears largely Anglo. There have been busts here as well of the so-called asian massage parlors.
posted on 08/10/2007 10:44:32 AM PDT
by colorado tanker
(I'm unmoderated - just ask Bill O'Reilly)
Good thing Bush is cracking down on illegals. /sarc
To: Travis McGee; Squantos
Remember my friends, "Values don't stop at the border!"
Kids....my God they're trading in the flesh of children...
posted on 08/10/2007 10:48:42 AM PDT
(Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing small pox to ebola.)
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