Sex Trafficking in Pennsylvania?

March 19, 2015 | 3 comments | Posted in Sex Trafficking | Tags: , ,

Is sex trafficking a problem in Pennsylvania? You tell me:

  • Five Chambersburg men charged in sex trafficking ring: “Albert E. “Pipo” Martinez, 34, Chambersburg, is facing new charges after already being indicted on Jan. 15 on similar sex trafficking charges, according to the statement. Anthony “Tony” D’Ambrosio, 34, Antonio “Tony” Delgado, 18, Amrando Delgago, 20, and Keanu Martinez, 19, all of Chambersburg, are now also charged with sex trafficking of minors, transportation to engaged in prostitution, distribution of controlled substances and conspiracy.” (3/19/15)
  • Police close down prostitution ring in Lancaster County (1/21/15)
  • 3 Charged with running sex trafficking venture in West Philadelphia: “Officials say the three ran a striptease club and brothel they called “Passionate Touch” in the Cathedral Park section of the city between May 2009 and August 2013” (11/26/14)
  • Luzerne County man pleads guilty to assisting with trafficking minors: “Boone and his co-conspirators used cell phones to produce and transmit photographs of the girls. Those photos were posted on a website promoting prostitution activities in motels in the Harrisburg area and Luzerne County.” (9/4/14)
  • Trafficking ImageHuman Trafficking on the rise in Western Pennsylvania: “We did not have in Western Pennsylvania, three or four years ago, any human trafficking cases opened up. Now we have numerous cases opened up.” (Feb. 2013)

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