You are here: Home > Hotels Reviews > Gang members sentenced for trafficking teens in hotels

Gang members sentenced for trafficking teens in hotels

A member of the MS-13 gang convicted of trafficking children for sex in a Washington D.C. area hotel was sentenced to 24 years in federal prison, the local website reported earlier this week.

The gang member rented a room at a Super 8 hotel in Northern Virginia’s Prince William County, court documents say.

He arranged to have clients from Washington, Northern Virginia and Maryland meet the girls there for sex.

HOTELS:  Are Marriott, Hilton and others fighting trafficking?

TWITTER:  Follow Hotel Check-In’s BarbDeLollis

In an affidavit, investigators also said that the gang member – Alonso Bruno Cornejo Ormeno, 22, of Fairfax, Va. – trafficked runaway teen girls as part of a Washington D.C.-area juvenile prostitution business.

He targeted girls as young as 15 years old.

According to the story, which cites court documents, he advertised their age “because many clients would pay a premium to have sex with an underage girl.”

The sentencing comes days after another MS-13 gang member – Jose Ciro Juarez-Santamaria, 24, an illegal alien from El Salvador – was sentenced to life in prison, the story notes.

On Oct. 28, this gang member was sentenced for prostituting a 12-year-old girl who had run away from home in Northern Virginia hotels, apartments and other places.

This press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office discusses the tragic details of the case.

Readers: Comments?

Tags: ,

  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Reddit
  • Twitter
  • RSS

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.