• Opal Singleton Hendershot

Melendez-Rojas Sex Trafficking Ring


Mexican sex trafficking ring brutally exploited young girls in the U.S. for nine years.


This is a case analysis of an International (Mexico) sex trafficking ring operating out of a four state area on the East Coast. Young women in Mexico were seduced or coerced into coming to the U.S with a boyfriend or family member to have a better life in the U.S. Once they were here they were forced into prostitution, beaten, raped and experienced forced miscarriages.


One victim was only 14 yrs old. Investigation, prosecution and extradition of a complex international ring such as this are challenging and present many barriers to law enforcement. This sex trafficking ring operated for 11 years before being brought to justice. The victims endured unspeakable conditions. Some of the defendants are facing life in prison.


Sources:

Five men convicted of sex trafficking ring

Five defendants convicted of sex trafficking, alien smuggling and money laundering


Watch Opal's video as she talks about this case and why this news matters.



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