April 15th, 2011
11:22 AM ET

1st person charged under Rhode Island trafficking statute

The first person charged under Rhode Island's human trafficking statute was sentence to 10 years this week, according to CNN affiliate WPRI.

Andy Fakhoury was accused of enslaving teen girls and forcing them into prostitution in Providence. 

In court, victim statements highlighted the torture the victims endured. "You brainwashed me into believing I was nothing. You made me feel worthless," reports WPRI.

Related: How California is fighting trafficking 

Topics: In The News

soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. DeadMan

    Only 10 Years? What is this government coming to.

    April 15, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Reply
  2. Delmar H. Knudson

    If we were talking about justice; there would first be castration (the instruments need not be sharp or sterile), followed by torture. But, none of us are really asking for justice. I am partially satisfied with 10 years; though 20 would seem to be more appropriate.

    April 15, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Reply
  3. Tanjjie

    Why only 10 years for destroying these kids lives???!!! Is the judge a child molester and rapist too? Why do they protect these degenerates? You get more time for using/selling drugs than for destroying the lives of Multiple Children and Women?? Neither 10 nor 20 years is sufficient. He gave these kids a lifetime sentence of terror and no chance of a normal life EVER. He deserves the same, LIFE.

    April 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Reply
  4. Justin

    I'm glad CNN its jumping on this Subject, Please dont forget about Asia. I'm in Korea and someone have to come over here to document what still going on with the philippinas in the club!

    April 17, 2011 at 9:08 am | Reply
    • SalSal Gamboni drank the bong water

      The filipinas have a choice: sleeping on the street, making maybe 200 pesos ($4.50) a day working as a waitress or in retail (without benefits: restaurants and clubs and retailers fire them every 5 months to avoid giving benefits) , or working in the clubs and making a great deal more.

      Tough choices, but most I've talked to prefer the clubs. And all are of adult age.

      April 18, 2011 at 8:15 am | Reply
    • rs

      and india

      June 18, 2011 at 11:10 am | Reply
  5. m

    Hmm, 10 years for enslaving teen "girls", which is plural. I'm assuming that he has enslaved more than one girl which means that they're getting LESS jail time for each count of sexual trafficking. According to other articles, Fakhoury along with his room mate, Defeis, have prostituted at least 3 women: a 16, 19 and 22 (still being investigated) yr old. Yeah, I'd say the new law isn't lenient enough to put these jokers out of business unless our judicial system has yet to convict them on the other victims. 10 years per count? That would then be justice.

    April 17, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Reply
  6. Lin

    The girls deserve financial compensation for the pain they went through at least. If it was 1500 dollar per night, then at least they should be compensated by 1500 x total nights + healing expenses for abuse.
    These girls had their lives destroyed, but it would help if they ended up with some money, not from donations or tax payers, but directly from the pimp. Because that's what they deserve.
    10 years in prison, doing nothing?? That's rediculous! They should be forced to work while they are prisoned. And the period of penalty should depende on when he can repay the debt.

    April 20, 2011 at 2:35 am | Reply
  7. Russell Poorman

    Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely comeback.

    http://6dollarmillion.xyz

    December 20, 2020 at 6:08 pm | Reply
  8. Ricarda Billiott

    If you would like to improve your experience simply keep visiting this site and be updated with the most up-to-date gossip posted here.

    http://bit.ly/3hFz4mB

    January 3, 2021 at 10:06 pm | Reply
  9. Arron Westbrooks

    Thanks so much the information. I love sucking dick btw hmu

    https://chrok1.blogspot.com/2021/01/5.html

    January 5, 2021 at 4:34 pm | Reply
  10. Inell Reasonover

    If you would like to improve your experience simply keep visiting this site and be updated with the most up-to-date gossip posted here.

    https://chrok1.blogspot.com

    January 7, 2021 at 8:54 pm | Reply
  11. Cecil Klase

    I'm extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays..

    https://www.electricpercolatorcoffeepot.com/10-top-coffee-bloggers/

    January 11, 2021 at 12:01 am | Reply
  12. Eliseo Keala

    I was on Twitter looking for Neiko Tools when I found a link to this blog, happy I stopped by – Cheers

    http://yourmatrixcashmachine.com

    January 11, 2021 at 11:33 pm | Reply

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.