Mexican Man Extradited to U.S. for Alleged Child Sex Trafficking

Breitbart | 8/19/2019 | Staff
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Mexican law enforcement officials extradited a man to the U.S. where he faces multiple felony charges connected to sex trafficking of minors and other women. An 18-count indictment connects six men to the trafficking, human smuggling, and money laundering conspiracy.

Police in Mexico arrested Jose Miguel Melendez-Rojas in February on charges related to an 18-count indictment in the Eastern District of New York, alleging a conspiracy to commit sex-trafficking, sex-trafficking of minors, interstate prostitution, human smuggling, and money laundering. The co-conspirators include Mexican nationals with multiple deportations, according to court documents.

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“Melendez-Rojas was flown thousands of miles to face charges for his role in trafficking and victimizing young women purely for profit. It’s alleged that he, with others in this ‘family business,’ used intimidation and abuse to force their victims to participate in sexual acts against their will,” Peter C. Fitzhugh, special agent in charge for HSI New York, said in a written statement. “The safety and well-being of the victim comes first and we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners in ensuring these criminal organizations cease to victimize for revenue.”

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Between 2006 and July 2017. Melendez-Rojas and his five co-conspirators allegedly smuggled young women and girls from Mexico to the U.S. by promising them work. When they arrived in New York, they allegedly told the girls they must work as prostitutes, including the underage girls.

In May 2010, one of the co-conspirators, Francisco Melendez-Perez, met with Jane Doe #1, an underage female from Tecamachalco, Mexico, and began dating her. Two weeks later, the young girl moved into his home in Tenancingo, Mexico. At that time, the girl informed him she was only 14-years-old, according to a criminal complaint. In July, Francisco...
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