Last week, German de Jesus Ventura, 35, was sentenced in federal court in Baltimore to 35 years in prison, after being convicted for his role in running several brothels in New York, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.
In April, Ventura was found guilty of conspiring to transport and entice females to travel interstate for prostitution; transporting females for prostitution; enticing females to travel interstate for prostitution; sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion and possessing a gun in furtherance of sex trafficking.
His co-defendant, Kevin Garcia Fuertes, 25, was also found guilty of conspiracy and sex trafficking charges.
Ventura is in the country illegally from El Salvador, while Fuertes is in the country illegally from Honduras.
The prostitutes who worked the brothels were also brought here illegally.
Between March 2008 and November 2010, Ventura operated brothels in multiple locations and often threatened and physically assaulted the prostitutes, according to court documents.
However, Ventura's violence was not limited to those who worked for him...
Cecil Daily reported:
Ventura also sought to intimidate members of the community who assisted his prostitutes. On Sept. 1, 2009, Ventura called and threatened to kill a family who provided temporary housing to one of his prostitutes after she was arrested. He also poured gasoline on their apartment door and smashed windows from their vehicle.
As illegal aliens have spread throughout the United States, an epidemic of human trafficking has followed, in order to supply the brothels catering to them.
While many believe prostitution to be a 'victimless crime,' that is simply not the case...
Most of the women (and young girls) who are kept in these prostitution rings have come to this country illegally through false promises of financial gain, romance and even marriage.
Once here, they become little more than slaves. They are often confined in locked rooms with nothing but the clothes on their backs, beaten and repeatedly raped.
They are usually told that if they leave, their families back home will be murdered.
Thanks to an unprotected border, we now have large-scale prostitution rings engaging in kidnapping and human trafficking in U.S. neighborhoods.