Skip to comments.MS-13 gang leader to serve 50 years for sex trafficking teens
Posted on 06/04/2012 6:32:17 AM PDT by kevcol
ALEXANDRIA, Va. --
MS-13 gang leader to serve 50 years for sex trafficking teens in Northern Virginia
A gang member was sentenced Friday to serve 50 years in prison for forcing girls as young as 14 to work as prostitutes in Northern Virginia.
A jury at U.S. District Court in Alexandria in February found 24-year-old Rances Ulices Amaya, also known as Murder or Blue, guilty of conspiring to commit sex trafficking of a child and three counts of sex trafficking.
According to an affidavit on file in federal court, Amaya, of Springfield, a leader of the criminal street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, prostituted teen girls at hotels throughout northern Virginia, including in Woodbridge, Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church.
Prosecutors said Amaya began prostituting teen girls in 2009 and used his affiliation with MS-13 to keep customers and the victims compliant and fearful and ran the prostitution ring in an effort both to raise capital for MS-13 and to raise his stature in the gang, according to court documents He often carried a machete with him, prosecutors said.
Amaya would solicit customers at sites frequented by Hispanic day laborers, such as 7-Eleven stores. They often sought out illegal immigrants as customers because they did not think illegal immigrants would call the police, prosecutors said in a news release from the U.S. Attorneys office.
According to the news release, Amaya frequently had the clients and prostitutes meet at hotels in the Falls Church area.
The prostitutes were all between the ages of 14 and 17 years old and were forced to have sex with eight to 10 paying customers a day, prosecutors said. According to court documents, Amaya often raped the girls and also gave them drugs and alcohol.
Rances Amayas gang name was Murder, and in a real sense he killed the hopes and dreams of teenage girls whom he systematically and sadistically victimized, U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride said in a statement. He told these girls that he owned them and that he would hurt their loved ones if they didnt comply. They were his sex slaves, and that slavery goes to the heart of the heinous crime of sex trafficking. These girls have traumatic scars that will last a lifetime, and Mr. Amaya is justly going to spend the rest of his productive life paying for his crimes.
unless there is some sort of ongoing investigation of a specific individual...garbage like these should be shot on site....
We should have zero tolerance for gangs in the US. If we can clear out insurgents in whole cities in the middle east, we can clear out gangs in the US. It’s the lack of political will and the cancer that is political correctness that is responsible for the continued violence, disgusting sex trafficking, and the terrorism that is ongoing in our own inner cities.
If Obama had a son...
This piece of garbage will just continue to run things from his prison cell......We need to shoot these monsters!
“We should have zero tolerance for gangs in the US.”
We did when they were Italian, Irish, and Puerto Rican.
Lots of those guys down here in Florida. Any trip to walmart will see them.
All these twerps were kids who grew up fatherless in El Salvador. A war that went on...and on...and on. Today we have a fatherless generation in Mexico now mature, their dad’s went to work illegally in poultry slaughter houses. Has anyone done the calculations of the impact on our society for this cheap labor? Families were meant to have One Dad, and one Mom. Period. There are no substitutes, not even Big Sis and the Gov’t Nannies.
Good riddance dirtbag.