Monday, May 1, 2006

NY Sex Trafficking Brothers Get 50 Years in Prison

Two brothers convicted for sex trafficking women (including their wives) from Mexico to New York and forcing them into prostitution were convicted yesterday by a Brooklyn federal judge to 50 years in prison.

The New York Post reports that:
[Gerardo Flores] Carreto and his older brother, Josue, pleaded guilty last year to being the ringleaders of the sex trafficking scam that pulled eight women, including their wives, into the country from Mexico. The judge also threw the book at the older Carreto, 36, sentencing him to the same half-century prison stint.

Once they were brought in, the unsuspecting women were ordered to turn tricks at brothels in Queens and Brooklyn for $35 a pop, sometimes dealing with up to 20 "johns" a day, authorities said.

All the money they earned went to the Carreto brothers and their brothel manager, Daniel Perez Alonso, 26, who was sentenced to 25 years.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sarah,
    I don't have a specific comment on this article. I just wanted to say how glad i am to have found your blog and your group. I read the article in Time Magazine and was (am) so disturbed and enraged that i had to find out more about this issue and what I can do to raise awareness and end this abominable practice. I look forward to reading through your entire blog and following your work through the site. Thank you, so much.
    Marissa B. Bluestine
    Philadelphia, PA