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Police lead to child sex trafficking ring after search of Chetumal house

Chetumal, Q.R. — An investigation of child pornography in a Chetumal home has lead police to a trafficking ring. In a press statement, the FGE of Quintana Roo reported official charges of sexual exploitation have been filed against Javier A.

The formal charges were made after police searched the Chetumal home last month. In June, authorities obtained a search warrant for the private house located in the Flamboyanes neighborhood of Chetumal.

Several children were rescued from the home at the time of the search. Since then, Javier A has been charged with “the crime of Trafficking Persons in the form of sexual exploitation,” the FGE detailed.

Their investigation began after one of his victims, a female of legal age, filed a complaint. During the June house search, two adults were arrested. The FGE said that a total of six children were also removed from the home and placed in protective custody.

Inside the house, police found electronic devices, information storage devices and cash.

The Undersecretary of Public Security, Ricardo Mejía Berdeja, also confirmed the dismantling of a state child sexual exploitation ring and the capture of its leader. The arrest and formal charges were highlighted Thursday morning during the presidential press conference.

According to the report presented at the morning conference, the sect worked under the name of Cuatro Caminos.