By Vivian Kuo, CNN
Savannah, Georgia, (CNN) - An agent presses against a light blue wall and it gives way. Behind it is a makeshift room made of foam insulation and a cheap plywood frame.
The woman inside is believed to be a victim of a human trafficking ring that law enforcement agents busted during a four-state coordinated raid Wednesday.
She is on a small bed with a thin mattress on springs. A large free-standing mirror sits to the side, and clothes are strewn across the floor.
Upon surveying the scene inside the Savannah, Georgia, townhouse, Brock Nicholson, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent in charge, said he's never witnessed a situation like this.
"[This] is basically where they had the victim, where she serviced commercial sex acts, her hellish life is. She lived - all of her possessions, the tools of the commercial sex trade - all in this one little 10 by 12 box," he says.
Shortly before discovering the woman - one of 11 sex slaves rescued that day - about 120 agents from more than 10 law enforcement agencies joined forces in a highly coordinated raid covering 16 locations in Georgia, Florida and North and South Carolina.
It's no easy task when you consider that each location had to be hit at precisely the same time. Arrive at one house a few seconds early, and the operation is blown.
All it takes is one phone call or text message among the alleged conspirators and the police could lose their suspects - and the chance to dismantle a sex-trafficking ring authorities believe is responsible for the imprisonment of at least a dozen women.
The effort begins at 5 a.m. The moon is still up, and more than a dozen cars and trucks have converged on what would ordinarily be a deserted mall parking lot in Savannah.
A horde of law enforcement officers, all wearing dark shirts and pants, many with walkie-talkies hanging on their belts and holstered guns strapped to their thighs, discuss the day's mission - the culmination of more than six months of police work.
The eighth floor of a downtown Savannah office is similarly filling with activity. The heart is a conference room-turned-command center. Large posterboards display maps and diagrams under the bold heading: Operation Dark Night.
Back at the staging area in the mall parking lot, the agents begin assembling around 5:30 a.m. There's a sense of nervous anticipation.
"We're talking about the goals, who's going to accomplish them, who's going to do what," explains Nicholson, who is based out of ICE's Atlanta office. "You can't plan for everything, but certainly, if you think it out a little bit, you're better prepared."
The pre-operation briefing is quick. In minutes, the parking lot empties as the officers and agents climb into their vehicles.
Their destination is just a few blocks away, and agents believe that inside the targeted townhouse is the alleged trafficking operation's ringleader, Joaquin Mendez-Hernandez, who goes by the nickname, "El Flaco," Spanish for "the skinny guy."
Nicholson parses no words in expressing what he thinks of El Flaco: "When it comes down to going in, they'll be focused. Especially in a case like this where they're hoping to rescue someone, and hoping to put away a pretty heinous dude."
At 5:50am, the command center comes alive as various teams call in. Ryan Spradlin, a deputy special agent in charge with the Atlanta bureau of ICE's Homeland Security Investigations, coordinates efforts.
"This is where all the operation info is being vetted and called in," he says. "Everyone's locked and loaded and ready to execute those arrest warrants."
Meanwhile, a cavalcade of vehicles files into an apartment complex, the agents still inside, quietly coiled, weapons at the ready.
When the clock hits 6, the officers storm the townhouse, pounding on the door and announcing themselves. Moments later they gain entry after smashing through the red front door with a battering ram.
Inside, they find El Flaco and an unidentified man. Two HSI agents bring out the alleged ringleader first. He's sporting a white T-shirt, jeans and loosely tied sneakers,
His hair is closely cropped. His head is down. There's a sullen expression on his face. Mendez-Hernandez is charged with six counts relating to sex trafficking, including travel in interstate commerce for the purposes of prostitution. In a court appearance, he did not give a plea.
"It's not often you get to see a monster in person," Nicholson says.
The woman from the secret room comes out next, accompanied by two female HSI agents.
Her face is streaked with tears. She is taken to a nearby hotel to be questioned as El Flaco is taken to jail.
The unidentified man emerges last. He stares straight ahead as he, too, is taken into custody. His relationship to the trafficking ring is unknown. Police consider him an added bonus to an already productive day that's just showing the first hints of dawn.
Back at the command center a flurry of calls come in, and by noon, police report that another dozen males have been taken into custody, and several more women have been freed.
At another location in nearby Port Wentworth, Georgia, several school buses are weaving through a tidy subdivision, picking up children heading to elementary school.
Among the well-tended houses, one home sticks out. Debris litters the yard, and a rusty '80s-era pickup sits half in the driveway and half in a yard full of brown grass. A beer bottle sits atop a laundry machine on the front porch.
Cops stand outside the house, several wearing full face masks to protect their identities. They're here for more key players in the sex-trafficking ring: the johns.
"They are the demand. They are the reason that these services are being provided. If there were no johns, there wouldn't be this problem," U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver says. "We want to hold all of the individuals responsible for this taking place. We want to prosecute everyone who made this happen."
As HSI officers deposit boxes of confiscated evidence into unmarked cars, three men come out of the house, two illegal immigrants and an American citizen.
In a neighborhood minutes away, two trailers are also raided. At one, there are Negra Modelo beer cans on the step, and a fast-food bag sits on the porch's railing.
Women were brought to these trailers, and johns lined up for their services, agents say. A 21-page indictment details how women would sometimes service 30 or more men a day. The price? Officials say johns paid thirty dollars a visit.
For many of these women, it's a continuation of a long pattern, explains the woman charged with coaxing them out of a shell of distrust and abuse.
"They may have been arrested, sexually assaulted as a child, may have been in a home where domestic violence exists. That's a pretty common denominator with a lot of the victims that we encounter," said Alia El-Sawi, a Department of Homeland Security victim assistance specialist.
El-Sawi has already met with several women who were rescued from their captors, and there's much work to do, she says.
"You have to realize a lot of these women are talking to you as a complete stranger, and we're expecting them to tell us their whole history of their victimization, just upon first meeting us. So, naturally, there's some hesitation because we are complete strangers, because we are affiliated with law enforcement, but our job is to try to build that rapport, try to put them at ease, and hopefully assist them," she said.
El-Sawi continued, "A lot of these women, and sometimes children, are traumatized by what the traffickers have done to them. They've been deceived; they've been brought here under false pretenses."
Their emotions, El-Sawi says, run the gamut.
"We have some that are very closed off emotionally and hardly want to speak. We have others who are wanting to vent, to get it all out. We have some that are very angry at what's happened to them, and they take that opportunity to let it all out, and in a way, are speaking out for the first time."
None of the women speaks publicly, but officials say they hope they will cooperate, possibly by revealing the locations of more enslaved women or by identifying more perpetrators.
For victims of trafficking in the United States illegally, there's often a fear of deportation – something their captors often use to brainwash them. ICE Director John Morton said this shouldn't be a concern, though.
"The law expressly allows for these women to be given temporary immigration status so that there isn't any threat of deportation. They can come forward, help us with our investigation and prosecution and work with us to get them back on firm footing. Ultimately, the law allows for them to stay permanently in such circumstances," he said.
The road to recovering from the horrific treatment many of these women have suffered is a long one, but El-Sawi says success stories abound.
"On a personal level, obviously it makes me feel better to know that someone that's been victimized for a number of days, months, years is finally able to make their own choices for once. For a long time, many of these women had no choices. The traffickers had complete control over them," El-Sawi says. "Knowing that they're going to be stabilized, some victims keep in touch, call and say, 'Hey, I got my GED, I'm in a healthy relationship, I've opened my own business.' They've thrived."
Agents considered Wednesday a good day. Ten out of 12 individuals named in a federal criminal indictment were arrested. Another three were arrested based on information gleaned over the course of the day, and at least 40 other men were taken into custody.
"I'm very excited about this because when we received the allegations regarding this behavior, we thought it was a smaller scale. After we looked into it, we discovered it was a much larger scale than any of us could have imagined," Tarver said. "And to have the opportunity to shut down an operation of this size gives us a tremendous feeling of accomplishment."
How about also prosecuting the johns. They are "Accessories". I also hope the dirt bag in this story gets 20 years so as to deter others who may be thinking about it.
We need to target Pimps and Johns they are both the reason why these innocent lives get scarred forever.
They did go after the Johns stating they are the root cause.
Actually we need to target the law enforcement officers and state attorneys, so that they leave these innocent people in peace next time.
larry: if you read the whole story, that's exactly what the last raid was about.
Mortran: so you're one of the Johns, you t*rd ?
now if they would just bust barney frank for this kind of stuff. there is one sick predator.
Great article bringing attention to a global crisis that's taking place right in our own backyard. #giveprobono #catchafire #MLKday
Well it is not happening in my backyard, it is too cold out there.. but the 12 year old in my basement.. now that is another story.. an X Rated Story
Sounds like Roman needs to give up his address so we can send the authorities there you sick F&***ING Freak! Even hinting at that garbage is bad enough.
Sounds like someone needs to look up Roman Polanski. That was a joke, B.
These guys deserve nothing less than the death penalty. The johns should be sent to jail and all of their names should be published.
Well done USA good job saving the girls, life for the pimps. Amen USA great staff tam wok, hope you bust many more.
A good beginning
Excellent work. Now only if we can get the rest of the world as proactive as the United States even Europe severely lags behind in this area.
Corruption is the single problem with foreign countries. They pay the cops ten times their salery to look the other way. And most do it
Yes, this is the point: corruption. corruption it the evil that begins with the top. The very rich and the rest below. Rich govs x poor govs then the down lane to the poor guy. Denouncing the corruptness at the top would be the solution, however, that's the the hook rich govs keep them hooked for whatever purposes – see Latin America countries, Africa, so on...
hDoesn't Europe actually support and promote this stuff, though? You know, hostel's and brothel's and stuff?
And this people is Obamas immigration policy at work, let them stay, they cause no harm. BS, round every last one of them up and ship them back to whereever they came from.
If only we could do that to ignorant Racists, we might be able to clean up this country.
Racists? Like you, Belinda?
Or fact Belinda. Although racism can be a serious problem (often from the side that claims it) it is also an easy cop-out.
He has a point and its not racist. Most were brought here in an attempt to enter the US illegally and this is how they pay for their passage. They were trying to come here illegally from the start so I agree send them back we have enough problems right now to deal with
I have to agree with Belinda on this one. Many of you hide behind the computer and make racist comments and cover it up with immigration. Just a reminder!! Did you know that your ancestors are immigrants too? I understand there is a way to make legal passage but the situation that these girls have gone thru is horrendous. This immigration policy about victims of human trafficking does not come from Obama. It comes from the immigratiion policy before his term. I think you should better do your research before you open your MOUTH!
How exactly does this make belinda racist? You are an idiot dude.
Well, what Belinda meant was that she wants white people rounded up and shipped off. That's why she's a racist.
Every one who? It sounds like the majority of the victums, if not all, were not US citizens.
You ignorant redneck. Why notn show them some compassion? They've been kidnapped and and raped...up to 30 times a day and all you can say is sed them back to where they came from? If this was your sister or daughter or girlfiend you might think differently.
And try and learn to to spell and use some punctuation before you post next time. "Whereever"? Really? Your ignorance is evident in your opinon and in your spelling.
Larswald – Wow. Spell and grammar check your comment.
Before we move too quickly to "compassion" mode, we need to understand more to what degree the women themselves put themselves in this position. If they came here illegally, they are conspirators in the violation of u.s. immigration law. If they put themselves under the control of these pimps in order to hide their illegal entry – even if they did not know they were pimps, these women bear some responsibility for putting themselves in this situation. If they are illegals, letting them stay in the u.s. only rewards them for their bad decisions and in most cases, the truly compassionate thing to do is to send them back to their families South of the Border. But, I would expect some of these gals may be looking more at lenience for their foolishness than for compassion in putting them back together with their families.
American = Scoofer.
@ Scoofer – Its difficult not to call an idiot an idiot. Its difficult to argue with an idiot of your standing. Also there is a saying .....What makes a third fool....the one who argues with first two fools....... you bet, I am the third fool.
Is everyone who doesnt agree with you a racist? These ladies didnt not have to try to come here illegally. But they did and then the Coyotes pimp them out to pay their way. Thats is not our fault and letting mentally damaged people into our country does no good. These victims will victimize someone else at some point it is statically proven.
'Put themselves into the position' 'Compassion mode' How is slavery justified by a possible bad decision? If I decide to say drink and drive which is against the law, and that somehow led to me being locked up and raped 30x per day would it be my fault?
Not to mention that many of these girls never had a choice.
Your logic is heartless.
I understand your point but these girls are not the problem.
similar logic is used for other kinds of rape. 'she was asking for it wearing that dress'
The amount of trauma that these women go through it is right that the 'anti human trafficking laws put them in a position to not be further punished for thier enslavement.
They need justice and if we are going to intervene on other human rights violations throughout the world it should be common sense to do the same for these women and offer them help after they have been rescued.
Deporting them justifies the idea that they are stuck in their position and if they do get the chance to escape they will be afraid to contact authorities. We need them to be confident that we will not turn on them when they do. Its a good law!
Bless your heart, you're an idiot, Truth
While the women in question are without a doubt victims of rape, they more than likely to hold some responsibility for the situation that they ended up in. Whether they were ignorant or not in regards to what would eventually happen to them, logic would dictate that they knew that they were coming to this country illegally. Yes, you are absolutely correct; my ancestors were in fact immigrants to this great country, many of which came here nearly four hundred years ago. As such, I know that my ancestors have fought in every single war that this country has been involved in (including me) and many were educators , doctors, engineers, career military, and farmers. My anceestors didn't come here illegally nor ever put their hands out or exploit this country. They are some of the people that helped settle unsettled lands, fight the enemies of our nation, and build our nation up. I simply don't see the same with most illegal immigrants. What I do see with illegal immigrants are individuals who take more than they give and ultimately bring down the quality of life for the legal residents and citizens of this great nation. Granted some of the them do pay taxes and unfortunately getting an income tax refund is an impossibility, however, what about all of the money spent on jailing, hospitalizing and educating those who put very little into the system.
You are a grade A moron.
When I grow up I'm going to bovine university!
I bet some of the men that used these women are fine upstanding US citizens. What about them? Do these men really imagine that this is what these girls and women want? Any man who uses these people is just as bad as the traffickers. If they did not use the services the traffickers would be out of business.
Just like drugs...
American loser you are afraid to say who you really are. Perhaps all of this started with NAFTA and George H.W. Bush. Maybe just maybe it,s the oldest profession in the world.
Your idiot card is showing!!NAFTA was started by Bill Clinton!Hillary even said in one of here campaign speaches thet NAFTA was their IDEA!!
NAFTA was created by George Bush, Sr. It was signed into law by Bill Clinton. It was intended for trade with Mexico and Canada only. Then Bush Jr. seized upon the situation, and viola, American jobs went overseas, and the repubs. got alot richer.
Your conservative compassion is showing "American".
You obviously haven't read the executive order, or noticed that these were federal immigration agents bringing down these guys. Next time engage your brains before you type.
Where do the Johns go to?
Back to their wives who don't know.
All these women have known is hell on earth. I think they should be given an opportunity for a better life here or wherever they wish to go. It's not your call.
I understand what all of you are saying but I also want to point out that some of these girls did not try to enter here illegally. Some were kipnapped for the purpose of being pimped. Some women were sold like cattle and in their culture it is acceptable. These women don't have a choice. They do not know what it is to be free. For these cases, would you also agree to send them packing back to a country where the are sure to be victimized again. The is not an issue or immigration. It is an issue of humanity and human rights.
Why do you hid behind that name?? Let me ask you something. What have you done for this country? Slept with your cousin?? or made moonshine??? Have you fought for your freedom? YOU HAVENT DONE NOTHING!! So shut the *#^$* up! I bet i have done a lot more than you have. Im fighting for my country so that lame people like you can talk what ever they feel like. If i could on see you face to face!!!
Max you are so right on, this moron has not ever done anything but shout his completely moronic mouth off. He gets all of his talk from the big mouth rush and the even dumber fox news he knows nothing but what he hears from other morons
83% of all human trafficking victims in the United States are American citizens. Please stop diverting attention from this serious issue.
83% of all human trafficking victims in the U.S. are American citizens. Please stop diverting the conversation from human trafficking.
arrest the johns also
If they arrest all of the johns there won't be any men left in these small towns.
That will be just more jobs for the women to fill!If all the guys are in jail!and will give you a better chance at getting a girlfriend!
GREAT JOB! Keep up the good work..Go after the JOHNS as well..When you press charges against these slimeballs make it stick so that they dont see day light for a very long time...
I bet they get smaller sentences then a drug dealer.....give these guys the death sentence...
AWWW are you upset about the amount of time you got on your last conviction!!!
Buddy, you are one of the most ignorant people it has ever been my displeasure to encounter. Every one of your comments on here is completely devoid of compassion, understanding, and basic English language skills. Do yourself a favor and get an education. And while you're at it, try to imagine what your favorite religious icon would think of a POS like you.
Disgrunteled? ROFL, m0r0n!
Sounds like a mess all around. Offering them PR in exchange for testifying against their captors? LOL
gee what else can we bribe criminals with, to get them to turn on each other?
This sort of makes you wonder what goes on in Mexico. At least we have laws here.
check out TRANCE-FORMATION OF AMERICA by Cathy O'Brien and Mark Philips – or Cathy on youtube. There are reasons American children disappear. And why single parents in USA are targeted with false abuse charges to 'legally acquire' more kids. So unbelivable – which is why Bush et al have been getting away with it. Grrrrrrrrr.
I agree they should be allowed to at least have a chance at citizen ship BUT! I am a American Indian!!Sooo what country are you originally from ????
Sounds like you must of had your Kids taken away !!LOL
American: you are not an american you should be deported back to your country of origin- only native americans can voice who should be deported or not...these women should be given permanent status-they have suffered enough!
I'm American.....anyone here illegally should have all their assets seized (gained through illegal means) and deported immediately. Simple.
When will they arrest Bush Sr, and Jr, and most of Congress for what they have done to children?? Search/ Read: TRANCE-FORMATION OF AMERICA by Cathy O'Brien and Mark Philips – or see Cathy's bit on youtube. She was used for years by Regan and Bush. Worse to be revealed.
Yea right ! go back to sleep libral!!anybody with a job is getting the screws put to them by this current administration!I had a job making $25.00 before he was elected now Im making barely $10.00 amd most of my friends if working at all is making $8.00 talk about being used!and they still upped my taxes?????
If you are earning that little, I seriously doubt they upped your taxes. Federal taxes that is.
It's the payroll tax that still went up, Ed. And yes, it definitely makes a difference to the ex-middle class.
Are these girls all illegal aliens or girls who have been kidnapped from America or elsewhere?
This jsut in ! They found out most of the johns are Demercrats!!
You're not even literate, disgruntled....
And whoever told you that you were American Indian lied.. they meant American Idiot
Aah! The conservative deep south states of fl, ga, nc and sc.
A moron wrote this story. And a moron did not proof read it. CNN Libs...dumb as dirt.
Thank you so much for freeing these women and catching these men!!!! I could only hope the destiny for these criminals will be a sorry sad lot for a life that they put these women/children through. There is not a punishment great enough even death wouldn't be sufficient for the crime they have committed against these women. I can only hope these women can find a life after this. Again thank you.
Good job they ought to pay those guys an gals more for putting thier lives on the line day in an out.
Now, if we would only take all the law enforcement efforts being used to interfere with voluntary drug possession and use them to work on human trafficking we could stamp it out completely. (And end the War on Drugs without needing to pay severance to the entire DEA.)
Thats a libral way of thinking!as long as there is money to be made and as long as there is someone who will believe a lie This will go on!Its great that they shut this down but there are dirty cops as well as corrupt officials who sell out operations like this all the time!Once the bad guys figure out who they need to buy out the number of arrest and shut downs will demenish!Of course we all must try for the girls and boys sakes!These crooks are in prisons as guards,police forces,etc as long as money is to be made someone will sell their soul for a buck or do it to protect their family!
When they legalize any drugs, the dealers turn to other crimes and human trafficking is one of the first on their list. It will get worse if we eliminate their current illegal sources of income.
So did they deport the girls back to their countries?
So, did you happen to read the story?
Man I hope these kids get to stay in America, I'd say they've earned a green card in the most brutal way one can!
So strong ,when a measure of justice (which does not exist ) is delivered in this life.Kudos to all LEO's involved in operation.
Great, there goes my plans for tonight.
Always glad to see stories like this!! Put them away for life, or even better, just execute them and save the taxpayers the money.
The librals wont let you exacute them because thets just one less vote for obumma!
you are dumber then dirt. Go back to watching fox un news. You know where they re educate people like you in the following way, Cut a hole in your head remove your brain shove it up your ass and say I'm all done now and I now know everything
Wonderful success story! I'm glad to know that these women won't be deported, will be able to stay to testify against the slime that kept them captive, and will be eligible to stay here legally. That's a real happy ending. Thanks to law enforcement for a job well done!
That's not law enforcement! If they allow even one illegal alien to stay, it is a reward for their foolish decisions to come here illegally and to put themselves at risk of being taken advantage of. Law enforcement would be heavy jail time for the perps and deportation for the victims. I also would not mind seeing a liberal dose of arrests of the johns and others who supported this activity.
Why is that dude standing between the officer and guy in a suit in a Ghost Buster's outfit? Anyways great job!
you are not syco you are just a sad 8 year old!
Here we go again blah blah blah la la la we know it all
This is what we get for letting millions of immigrants into this country so fast. Over close to 100 million in 40 years. They bring their values and morals here, instead of assimilating to what was once a decent culture, that was making progress with Martin Luther King. But Dumo, Peloser and Reed, want to try to legalize them all.
The US is going down in flames.
you can blame the dems for that one!one more vote to buy!
Assimilating a culture built from people from almost all continents.. including those central Americans from our own continent. Your bigotry speaks volumes about your ability to contribute to the future of the U.S. Get out while you can! Please!
Please do not use that tired old "bigotry" word. In a country which has more legal immigration than the rest of the world combined, "bigotry" is hardly the word for someone who thinks we may be overdoing it.
They took urrrrrrrrrrrrr jobs.
Its true The hispanics will sell their own just to get ahead,This is a fact not a prejudus!look at the number of these placesa being shut down and look at the names of the people who are heading it up!The Russians how ever are as bad! in Columbus Ohio almost all the strip clubs are now owned by the russian mob!They are not afraid to kill anybody who gets in their way! or costs them a Dollar!
And most serial killers are caucasian - there I matched you in an i_norant comment.
Each state should impose the death penalty for human trafficking. These monsters should die for pretty much murdering these girls and women emotionally and physically.
We actually need the death penalty for people who post such nonsense.
Cnn is part of the problem.
This is what Law Enforcement is all about. Good Job all!! Keep at it and shut them all down!.
Seriously? Grow up. If you had the smallest clue about what this is all about, you'd realize just how disgusting this comment is.
Was that a pun?
You know they are going to put this in a movie...
Reading the ignorance here, ti's no wonder we have problems. Liberals and conservatives alike take advantage of these victims of violence to further their own agendas. These are peoples' daughters. Get a grip on your selfishness for half a second. And in so doing, make a better country.
Unfortunately, I think it's still going to get far worse, before it gets better.
Great job on the part of the investigators and agents. This needs to be addressed much more seriously here and abroad.
However, CNN needs to do some serious work on editing. The writing is and editing is so poorly done, that some "paragraphs" are very hard to read and understand. This story deserves more attention to detail.
at least they didn't bust a *** torture dungeon. like certain civilization we know of.
Good work! Round-up and deport all these illegal alien pimps and hoes: protect the jobs of American pimps & hoes!
Make sure to send them back to what ever Latin country they belong.
LOL.. this..from some Irish trash named mcalley..
Its funny but there are many of there girls who want this. I dont agree with it but there are deffinitly many out there who say they like the job and money this is true I know some personally
Another moron heard from...
wow. um. okay. I think you're thinking of women who are there by 'choice.' these women obviously weren't there by choice, but were forced, not seeing any money or anything from their labor. Those were the women that were rescued.
I say we should vow to go on Jury Duty and "Nullify" any charges brought.
Know why? Coz we are ALL slaves to the New World Order.
They do nothing when they close plants to move jobs overseas and when the local Generalismo demands far more in bribes than the 'Savings' of having a barefoot 6 year old girl chained to a floor in a ramshackle factory do the work that used to be semi-automated in America, the CEO gets tax breaks and subsidies out of American's unemployement insurance. Bridges collapse so the CEO gets a tax break to pay for his 15th mansion. Illegals flood the few jobs not outsourced, including into the business and clerical ones. And few will get married today due to anti-male divorce laws.
So we are all slaves to the NWO. Let some men have some fun. These ladies get a free ticket to scab jobs in the USA, as per the vid. And they'll steal millions in tax money for this scam, excuse me sting, then trials and jailing all the other people, and we will pay it.
I say "Jury Nullification". Let them bust tons of illegal labor employers. Let them expose and bust somehow the CEO who sends jobs overseas. Let them work hard and bust the lady that fakes an abuse charge to destroy her husband when she gets bored of them. Until then, we should not care about this form of "Trafficking" might be good for a "Rise" in ratings if you get the joke, but it's a small part of the picture.
God and Democracy
Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.
Better keep your head
What your good book said
It's good to see authorities taking action. All over the world, women are being tracifficked and even the latest Hollywood movies are not doing enough to promote the reality of this. EX: Taken and also the other women that Naomi Watts acted in with the Russian mafia. NGO's around the world must unite to fight this,and world leaders must create more sutainable economies to feed its people.
If this is not the biggest "fluff" piece I have seen to promote police I do not know what is. This is sounds great, "as the sun is rising on another wonderful day in the US good guys save damsels and put black hat behind bars".
The truth is much more complex then that and CNN actually in many ways has made the situation worse with their Stop Slavery campaign.
These arrests are just really an attempt at democrat voter suppression.
No, the democrats are opening their curtains, watching and wondering why their local pastor is getting arrested.
I just hope that part of the services offered to the women has some counseling or even an rehab type program. Something to teach them life skills and learn that they ARE valuable and have meaning and a purpose in life.
Do you think an office job is a purpose?
These women are better up than you will ever be.
Then join them, Mortran....
HA HAH Mortran Im sure you would know. Why dont you go suck more c*ck to pay for your meth habbit? Trailer trashhhhhhhh
I'm happy to say that there are. That is part of the reason they are given the opportunity to stay in the country- so that they may receive the help they need.
F a war on drugs... they should nix that nonsense at $1 billion a year and put all those cops on a beat like this, At least the a war on slavery is noble and has a benefit for all. Good job boys, something I rarely say to cops.
"The woman inside is believed to a victim of a human trafficking"...I stopped reading after this. Geezuz CNN you are clueless.
....said the clueless man.
I am a "John." This story worries me in the sense that I will have to use more caution seeing a provider. In Los Angeles I frequent an establishment that has beautiful Korean girls providing full service. Services often include bbbj, RIM, and CIM. I know how bad this all is, however, I just can't resist the temptation. Anyone else on this board share the love of this hobby?
Hey sang, hope you get caught up in the next big dragnet and your name and face are published in the local news and your life is destroyed (or maybe the girl's family finds her while you're with her and they make an example out of you and post it on youtube). And really it's only a matter of time before you reap what you've sown, one way or another.
another TROLL... this page is infected with them HEY CNN pay attention!
The consequences of illegal immigration and of "liberals'" and evangelical leaders having supported it.
I vision an America, a Wolrd were these types of crime are punished with death, in town squard within 1-2 years of conviction.
those policeman should really get medals
The police should not be so quick to destroy the operation. After they get the victims to safety, they should
make it appear to be open for business.....Think of all the johns they could catch, maybe even some of the
racist idiot's on this post.
people profiting from another's degradation is just wrong...let them experience the same!
Yes, the police officers should be treated the same way they treat these innocent people.
TROLL...waste of space
Prosecute and publish names and photographs of the "Johns". If you want to put a real dent in this awful crime cut the demand. The chance that a man's name and picture might appear on the front page of the local paper as being a customer of this awful crime would discourage those who might purchase the opportunity to abuse these unfortunate women.
You are welcome to publish my picture. What do you expect to achieve with that? I'm not married. I'm not a hypocrite like your kind,
If somebody gets abused here, it is the customers who are charged exaggerated prices in the U.S.
You can prosecute these people all day everyday and it won't stop. Nevada has the right idea.
thanks a lot, now all the women's family have been killed
The time has come to face reality. The time has come to accept facts. Most importantly, the time has come to make changes. India, for generations, has been dragging the region down. The culture is medieval, the values are barbaric and the economy is in shambles. An implosion is necessary and the need is immediate. Let us bring this relic down and erase the memories of poverty and extremism.
It's tragedy in west country, besides in poor africa
$30 a pop in Georgia is not plausible. The market rate is +3x that, real traffickers would not leave that much money behind.
Great news to be able to shut down an operation like this. Check out this new film which talks about trafficking in San Francisco. http://www.insatiablefilm.com.
Wonder if the same thing goes on in those teabagger trailer parks south of the Mason-Dixon line.
From the article it appears that it is a illegal alien problem primarily. That would make them liberals and Democrats.
The penalties for human traffickers should be enormous. Honestly, I wouldn't be against the death penalty especially considering how many lives they ruin.
It all seems tied to the unsecured border, secure it and deport all illegals. Make it easier to get a work card for peopel from other countries.
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EVERYONE ARGUING IN THIS THREAD IS AN IDIOT. And can go suck a big bag of d*cks
Darn it. The girls provided excellent service for a reasonable amount of money. Now I will have to find another service provider in Savannah. Why are they wasting their time on this? couldn't they go after murderers.
perverted TROLL hope your tiny member rots
Angelo, considering everyone here sucks d*cks, im sure you can find replacement service for better dollar value.
Good job by the Feds! But this is probably the tip of the iceberg. The pimps should be raped in return – as payback for what they put those girls through. Send all these damn illegals back. And never let them in the USA again.
Excellent. I hope the girls are able to stay in the U.S. and build meaningful lives. I hope this "El Flaco" gets punished to the full extent of the law and spends the rest of his days behind bars.
is there anyone actually screening this comments? cause I've seen a couple that are pretty disgusting.....Roman Polanski
I wonder how much of this would go away if every major city had a legal brothel? Granted, when it's legal, you pay a heck of a lot more than $30, but not having to deal with cops is worth the $350+/hr. rate. As a general rule, if a girl doesn't cost $200/hr. at the discounted minimum in a stagnant market, isn't in a $100+ outfit, chatting about the cover of the New York Times, talking about some new little bistro or boutique, or has some definite opinions on wine regions, you don't want to be involved in that anyway... Making things legal attenuates the violence and suffering created by prohibition. There are plenty of girls who would rather not work for peanuts in dead-end chump jobs when they could stroke men's ids and egos for over $100,000/ yr. There'd be no need to traffic anyone if it were legal.
Seems like if we deport the illegal aliens and protect the borders better we would solve most of these problems. It is hard to believe many would let these women suffer because they want an open border.
If illegal immigration was the root of this, then what is the explanation for states like Washington, in which the number of illegal immigrants is very few comparatively, yet the stats for human trafficking is extremely high? And what is the explanation for the trade that was already active decades before (modern) illegal immigration was even issue? The truth is that this is a far bigger, more complex issue than we would like to admit, so we want to contain it into a form we can wrap our minds around and find an easy solution for. The truth is that this is NOT a political issue. It's a social, moral issue.
Them holes will take a couple of weeks off on your tax dollars and be right back on the streets again doing the same thing all over again.
I doubt that very much. I suspect they'll get some very long prison sentences...assuming of course that the state doesn't somehow screw up the prosecution.
This is illegal aliens serving illegal aliens. Cottage industry. Obama wants to legalize illegals so that more will want to come in.
I feel sick reading some of the posts on here. Its shameful to see people add more disgustingness to an already disgusting problem, and soil the happy day of its ending with their foul words. I am just thankful to see justice done to the criminals who ran the operation, praise given to the officers and agencies that ended it, and help given to the ladies that were victims. I hope these women heal and find happiness one day.
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A little more justice. A little more hope.
Give me a break. Most of these women knew EXACTLY what they were doing when they came to America. They calculated a few years on their backs and they would be granted citizenship and never have to lift a finger for the rest of their pathetic lives. How is this any different than the way women in this country behave? Lay down for it, give it away for free for a few years and then you are on easy streak with a pension and lifetime sinecure- and you never have to put out again. The work is not so bad if you can get it. While we cry for these "victims" we laugh about all the men being brutally violated in prison. Ha Ha! Don't pick up the soap. I am sick of the double standards, the weeping for "victims" most of whom are equally at fault with the men so many of you want to execute.
I wonder if CNN has any pics of the little lolitas!!!! I got $30 I can spare!!!!!
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Roman Polanski was imprisoned since September when he entered Switzerland’s Zuric Airport for accepting an award. He is not only accused of raping an underage girl of 13 years but also is accused of escaping from the US police since 1978. If the charges against him are proved then he might face severe penalty like extradition. The director though has escaped all charges and has moved freely in different parts of Europe like any other independent citizens, now he will have to defend himself from the charges against him if he wants to live freely rest of his life...
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