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9 charged in sex slavery case in LA
Yahoo ^ | Fri Aug 10, 5:12 AM ET | n/a

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!
1 posted on 08/10/2007 10:18:30 AM PDT by fishhound
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To: fishhound

LA? I thought it was Louisiana!.........Wouldn’t surprise me there! Heck, it wouldn’t even be news!.......


2 posted on 08/10/2007 10:20:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (All I know about Minnesota, I learned from Garrison Keilor.............)
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To: fishhound

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!


3 posted on 08/10/2007 10:22:18 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: fishhound

Just doing the slave trading that we Americans won’t do...


4 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.)
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To: fishhound

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.


5 posted on 08/10/2007 10:25:57 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: fishhound

Doing jobs American hookers wont do!


6 posted on 08/10/2007 10:38:28 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: fishhound

The Mayor’s Office?

/sarc


7 posted on 08/10/2007 10:38:39 AM PDT by xcamel ("It's Talk Thompson Time!" >> irc://irc.freenode.net/fredthompson)
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To: fishhound
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.

8 posted on 08/10/2007 10:44:32 AM PDT by colorado tanker (I'm unmoderated - just ask Bill O'Reilly)
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To: mtbopfuyn

Good thing Bush is cracking down on illegals. /sarc


9 posted on 08/10/2007 10:44:46 AM PDT by I'm ALL Right! (THOMPSON '08)
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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...

L

10 posted on 08/10/2007 10:48:42 AM PDT by Lurker (Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing small pox to ebola.)
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To: fishhound
L.A. County Federation of Labor Chief died in illegal alien sex brothel....coverup and deportations followed
11 posted on 08/10/2007 10:53:07 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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