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Head of sex trafficking ring gets 40 years in prison
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3-24-11 | Alexis Stevens

Posted on 03/24/2011 7:15:05 PM PDT by Mozilla

The man accused of bringing young girls from Mexico to the Atlanta area and forcing them to become prostitutes was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday.

Amador Cortes-Meza, 36, was the leader of a sex trafficking ring that brought 10 victims to Georgia, where they were beaten and forced to have sex with about 40 men a night, according to U.S. Attorney Sally Q. Yates. The victims testified that they lived in Norcross homes.

One victim testified that when she refused to engage in prostitution, Cortes-Meza threw an iron at her head, then denied her medical care. Other victims said Cortes-Meza hit them with his fists, belts and sticks and dragged them around by their hair.

"This defendant tricked young girls and juveniles into leaving their families in Mexico, beat them, and forced them into more than 20 acts of prostitution a night here in Atlanta," Yates said in a statement. "These survivors courageously testified against the defendant and played a significant role in bringing him to justice. This defendant earned every day of his 40 year sentence.”

During the trial, victims testified that they sometimes were ordered to service 40 customers a night at a rate of $25 a customer, Yates said. That money was split between Cortes-Meza and his co-conspirators and the drivers, she said.

In addition to the prison sentence, Cortes-Meza also was ordered to pay $292,000 total to the victims, Yates said. He was convicted of the crimes in November after a two-week trial.

Three others involved in the crime ring were sentenced last year.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amadorcortesmeza; atlanta; humantrafficking; mexico; prostitution; sallyqyates; sexslaves

1 posted on 03/24/2011 7:15:12 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Prison for someone like this should employ only former prostitutes as prison guards, roughly ten guards per inmate, and the guards control the prisoners with tasers, and each prisoner has to be tased at least two times each day, ten times if they complain.


2 posted on 03/24/2011 7:28:32 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Mozilla

Castrate him.


3 posted on 03/24/2011 7:29:01 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("All it takes for Evil to triumph is for good MEN to do nothing." Edmund Burke)
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To: BwanaNdege

And the rest of his crew.


4 posted on 03/24/2011 7:30:28 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("All it takes for Evil to triumph is for good MEN to do nothing." Edmund Burke)
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To: Mozilla

pedophiles cannot be reformed and arent even good for breaking rocks. Just execute them, or banish them to the sun.


5 posted on 03/24/2011 7:34:15 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Right. They must be castrated and punished for their crimes. No rehabilitation to sex crime offenders.


6 posted on 03/24/2011 7:48:11 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Just kill the son of a b*t*ch. What possible good can be garnered from a slave owner, other than using his body for fertilizer.


7 posted on 03/24/2011 8:28:09 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Mozilla
All us “racists” who are vocal against illegal immigration are wrong in trying to keep criminals from importing and extorting a new class of slaves./sarcasm//

That young hispanic/asian/caucasion/black woman in line in front of you at the grocery store, who doesn't speak a word of English, but pays for two cart loads of groceries with foodstamps, escorted by one or two of every mothers worst nightmare...is just seeking a better life!

Wake up people!

8 posted on 03/24/2011 8:52:28 PM PDT by sarasmom
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