Human Trafficking and Death
Two men are in jail and police are looking for two others in connection with the death of a teenager whose drug overdose led investigators to a human trafficking ring. (reports ABC news)
On Wednesday, October 12th, Orlando police arrested 19 year old Avorice Jeno Holman and Jose Ignacio Santiago-Sotomayor, 22. They are being held without bond on first degree murder charges and more!
Human Trafficking Two Little Girls
The victim and her 15-year-old sister were allegedly ‘trafficked’ for eight days straight starting on August 8th. The youngest girl was taken to an Orlando hospital (by one of the suspects) on August 14th , suffering from an overdose. She died.
Authorities said the girls were introduced to Santiago-Sotomayor through a mutual friend. They were looking to make money, though not through the sex trade. But Santiago-Sotomayor told the girls sex would be lucrative and introduced them to the other men.
The traffickers asked the girls to send nude photos, to prove they weren’t working with police, then used Backpage.com to find clients. They would then drive the girls to meeting locations for the sole purpose of sex.
Human Trafficking and The Fear Tactic
The girls were given drugs, in order for them to forget about having sex with the men, and they were also threatened by being shown guns, firearms and told that very bad things would happen to them if they were to ever tell anyone. The abuse allegedly went on for eight days.
After the suspect had taken the 14 year old to the hospital, and after she had died, an officer at the hospital started investigating and called detectives.
The Orlando Police Department briefed the media regarding the arrests of two suspects and the warrants for the arrest of two additional suspects involved in the human trafficking and the death of the 14 year old.
Avorice Jeno Holman, 19, and Jose Ignacia Santiagosotomayor, 22, face charges of first-degree murder, human trafficking of a child, procuring a minor for prostitution, racketeering, and possession and transmission of child pornography.
The fifteen year old sibling to the victim is safe and healing from her horrific ordeal.
Police are still looking for two people also believed to be involved in the case. Karla Michelle Quiros Alsina, 22, and Arthur Lee Coleman III, 27.
These two likewise face the same charges as the others. And first degree murder will definitely be one of them!
credit – abc