You’ve empowered JUSTICE.
A criminal network that was recruiting, torturing, and selling adolescent girls in one of the most dangerous areas of this particular country has been stopped.
A fifteen-year-old girl was brutally tortured for sharing information about brothel dealings with one of its clients. Even worse, the brothel owner recorded the abuse of this teen and shared it with the other girls in captivity as a threat if they ever dared to speak out.
Search + Rescue teams went undercover, communicated with the victim who was tortured, collected evidence, and supported police in the mission to take down this human trafficking network.
The case was delayed for several months due to COVID-19 restrictions, and the traffickers moved the girls to other parts of the country. But our police partners did not give up. Finally, a significant operation took place. Four traffickers were arrested — two men who were in charge of recruiting teen girls and torturing them, a male brothel owner, and a female trafficker who collaborated with these men in selling the girls.
The search continues for the girls who are being trafficked, but the business of human trafficking has now become dangerous for criminals in this part of Latin America. Thanks for standing with us in this fight.