Sex Trafficking In The News
It’s almost mid-week, so it’s about that time to catch up on the news! We understand that sex trafficking is an overwhelming problem. Although the problem will not be solved overnight, we want to remind you that every victim is still worth the fight. So, we have a story for you this week…
In Charlotte, NC, a man by the name of Zerrell Ross Fuentes is being charged for allegedly trafficking minors for sex from his jail cell. His wife and mother are also being charged for “conspiring to recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide and obtain three minors.” Reporters say that Fuentes used a phone to recruit these underaged women and planned to use the money to pay for his bond to leave jail for charges of a federal firearms violation.
Fuentes, his wife, and his mother will all be brought to justice.
“According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the three have been charged with an eight county indictment. The penalty for each of the eight sex trafficking-related offenses is a mandatory minimum of 10 years and a maximum life in prison as well as $250,000 fine.”
Once again, we understand this news is hard to take, but there is victory in knowing those who bring harm are brought to justice. For more recent news, you can check out the following articles:
Sex trade feared to be even ‘worse than it was’ – Boston Herald
Human Trafficking In Plain Sight. Are You Supporting It Without Knowing? – Forbes Magazine
Charges dropped against St. Paul woman accused of sex-trafficking; attorney says she was victim instead – Twin Cities Pioneer Press