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Mexican man sentenced to 14 years after forcing American woman into prostitution

Mexico City, Mexico — A man accused of forcing an American woman into prostitution has been handed a 14 year prison sentence. On Thursday, the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) reported on the sentence for Ricardo “M”.

According to the FGR, in 2008, “Ricardo “M” captured a woman in the state of Puebla and forced her to practice prostitution in Puebla and in New York (U.S.) until 2010, the date on which the victim managed to escape and request help from the authorities of that country.”

“The complaint was made by the victim from the U.S. where she received support after carrying out the investigation in coordination with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) of the Department of Justice.

“The agent of the Public Ministry of the Federation (MPF), attached to FEVIMTRA, took the case before the federal courts in the state of Puebla in March 2018, carrying out the process in which the crime and the full responsibility of the accused were accredited,” the agency added.

Through the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Crimes of Violence against Women and Human Trafficking (FEVIMTRA), a conviction against the person responsible for the crimes of human trafficking and pandering was obtained.

Subsequently, Ricardo “M” was given a sentence of 14 years and six months in prison by a Federal Judge in Puebla.