Sex Trafficking

35 Illegal Aliens Among 219 Arrested in Human Trafficking Sting, Including 18 Prostitutes and 3 Victims

Editor’s Note: Corporate media, the vast majority of Democrat lawmakers, and an uncomfortable number of Republican lawmakers want us all to ignore the criminal risks of the illegal alien crisis in America. It isn’t just the rapists and predators that are coming across. Our open borders supply the “products” for sex trafficking, willing and unwilling alike.

Here’s the news portion generated from corporate media reports by Discern Reporter:

Recently, local law enforcement in Polk County, Florida conducted a successful sting operation targeting human trafficking, resulting in the arrest of 219 individuals. Among those arrested, 35 were illegal aliens, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. The operation lasted for seven days and aimed to dismantle human trafficking networks in the area.

Of the 35 illegal aliens arrested, 12 were men seeking the services of prostitutes, 18 were prostitutes themselves, and three were identified as victims of human trafficking. Sheriff Judd emphasized that while these individuals were suspects, they were also victims who had been forced into illegal activities to repay debts related to their transportation to the United States.

The illegal aliens apprehended in the operation came from various countries, including Cuba, Chile, Venezuela, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, and the Bahamas.

One notable arrest was 30-year-old Freddy Escalona, who was charged with felony human trafficking. According to Sheriff Judd, Escalona had loaned money to a victim for car repairs, and as a means of repayment, he forced the victim into prostitution. It was revealed that Escalona was taking a significant portion, between 60 to 70 percent, of the victim’s earnings. He confessed to working with multiple female prostitutes.

Sheriff Judd expressed concern over the increasing presence of illegal aliens in such operations and emphasized the need for vigilance across the United States. The arrest of seven illegal aliens in a separate child sex crime operation in Bay County, Florida last month further underscores the importance of addressing these issues.

In one case, an individual with a B-2 tourist visa had failed to leave the country as required by the visa terms in 2021. Another person, who arrived on a J-1 exchange visitor visa, also overstayed their authorized period in the U.S. last year.

These recent arrests highlight the ongoing efforts of law enforcement to combat human trafficking and related crimes involving illegal aliens. The challenge remains to address the complex issues surrounding these cases and take appropriate actions to prevent such activities in the future.