According to U.S. Attorney Yates, the charges and other information presented in court: Rojas-Coyotl and his uncles Odilon Martinez-Rojas and Severiano Martinez-Rojas used force, fraud and coercion to compel three women to engage in prostitution in Atlanta and Norcross, Ga.
An Atlanta woman was sentenced to seven years in federal prison Monday for prostituting a 16-year-old girl in several different states.
Ms. Jessica Loren Posey ran an interstate prostitution ring involving the teen and was sentenced for human trafficking, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.
Problem: Too many sex trafficking victims are not being found or helped in the United States because too many local governments are ignorant of state and federal human trafficking laws. Compounding this problem, cities and counties are lagging behind, not revising their laws to bring them into line with state law, and in some cases are even enacting new local legislation directly at odds with state law protecting human trafficking victims.
Five alleged gang members are accused of raping and forcing teen girls into prostitution in Atlanta, and on Friday they appeared in federal court after recently being indicted.
A former stripper accused of trafficking teenagers as prostitutes serving a largely gay clientele has been found guilty of all charges in Georgia.
A Douglas County jury Friday convicted Steven Douglas Lemery, 38, on five counts of human trafficking, three counts of aggravated child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes, and pandering by compulsion, the Douglas County Sentinel reports.
August 22, 2012
ROSWELL, Ga. Roswell Rotary will be hosting a Stop Human Trafficking Now meeting to make residents aware of the horrible toll the selling of children on metro Atlanta streets takes each day.
A former Atlanta go-go dancer was sentenced Wednesday to 80 years in prison and the rest of his life on probation after his conviction in Douglas County for trafficking in victims as young as 15 years old for prostitution, authorities said.