ICE HSI Dallas leads research to shut down site prostitution that is promoting intercourse trafficking, indictment of owner

ICE HSI Dallas leads research to shut down site prostitution that is promoting intercourse trafficking, indictment of owner

DALLAS — The website CityXGuide.com – a prominent supply of online adverts for prostitution and intercourse trafficking that users described as «taking over from where Backpage left down» – is seized and its own owner charged in a 28-count federal indictment.

Unique agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) assigned to HSI Dallas carried out the research. The North Texas Trafficking Task Force spearheaded the research aided by the some help from the U.S. Secret provider, the Colleyville Police Department along with HSI El Paso (Texas), HSI San Jose (California) additionally the Texas Department of Public protection.

Wilhan Martono, 46, had been indicted June 2 on a single count of advertising of prostitution and careless neglect of intercourse trafficking, one count of interstate racketeering conspiracy (facilitating prostitution), nine counts of interstate transportation in help of racketeering (facilitating prostitution), and 17 counts of cash laundering. On 17, HSI and U.S. Secret Service agents arrested him in Fremont, California june.

Right after the defendant’s arrest, CityXGuide ended up being changed with a landing page users that are notifying the U.S. Leer más