Presentation on theme: "Kentucky Case Data Since June 2008, 59 cases of human trafficking have been identified in various areas of Kentucky and 123 victims have been served by."— Presentation transcript:
Kentucky Case Data Since June 2008, 59 cases of human trafficking have been identified in various areas of Kentucky and 123 victims have been served by the KY Rescue and Restore Program. 51% are sex trafficking 44% are labor trafficking 5% have elements of both sex and labor trafficking 17% men 83% women 27% children, 73% adults 39% U.S. citizens 61% foreign nationals Cases have been identified and referred by rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, ER’s, psychiatric facilities, health departments, law enforcement, etc. Of the cases identified the victims have come from 13 different countries representing most areas of the world Since the law became effective in 2007, there have been 9 known indictments and 2 charges on state level human trafficking charges. There have been no federal indictments to date.
Local Cases Calvin Walker Lexington, KY Lured two women from Arkansas to Lexington Forced them to work at a strip club then took their money: kept infant child Kept them from leaving 1 HT Indictment: Dismissed
Local Cases Bobby Jo Perry II and Ernestine Perry Kenton Co, KY – Dec 2009 A convicted child molester who allegedly sold the boy (age 11) he sodomized to another pedophile Boy also sexually abused by both Bobby Jo and Ernestine HT charges recently amended down
Local Cases James Curtsinger & Rhonda Brown Hodgenville, KY – Dec 2010 Brown was a foster parent to a 15 year old girl Sold girl to Curtsinger 2 Human Trafficking Indictments Charges recently amended down
Local Cases Javier Julio Arce and Cristina Mier Arce Elizabethtown, KY - June 2009 Bolivian cardiologist and ex-wife, had Bolivian woman as domestic servant Paid less than $20,000 for 18 years of work. Worked in home as nanny/housekeeper, and cleaned doctor’s office Passport was taken away, victim was threatened Lies about money direct deposited in bank account by couple Victim treated as HT victim, but no HT charges
Local Cases Anthony Hart & Kathy Hart Madison Co (Berea, Richmond) Selling two daughters (ages 13 and 14) to men for sex acts Identified by teacher at local cinema Initially charged with “unlawful transaction with minor under 14” Grand Jury brought human trafficking charges Currently awaiting trial
Local Cases Justin Ritter and Rebecca Goodwin Louisville, KY - August 2011 Alleged perpetrators were being investigated for heroine Undercover police offered 17 year old girl for sex for $75 in parking lot of Louisville area strip club Girl given heroine and other drugs. Sold on other occasions, according to victim 2 HT charges in addition to other drug charges, unlawful transaction, and promoting prostitution
Residential Latino Brothels are believed to be in at least 25 states in the country, including Kentucky
Latino Residential Brothels (LRBs) Similar indicators as other brothels/massage parlors All Spanish speaking: clients, victims, and organizers May be located in apartments, trailers, or private homes on farms or in residential communities May see a connection to smuggling activities Often advertised by word of mouth through use of “tarjetas” / business cards advertising, in Spanish, various phony products or services such as: – Men’s cologne – House-call manicures/massages – Tacos or burritos for delivery / 24 hours/day – Housekeeping / cleaning service – Laundry service – Fast food
Card may have only name of business and phone number requiring a phone call to get the address. The caller may be screened for Spanish proficiency, accent, where they got the information, etc. before being given the location Symbols may indicate specifics of operations. For example, wings may indicate that they will bring the girls/women to other locations Cards are often handed out at check-cashing businesses/ethnic grocery stores, during busy times such as on a Friday afternoon.