United States v. Carlos Andres Monsalve
Court: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Reference: Docket number: 07-00056-CR-4-RH-WCS
Court: U.S. Circuit Court for the 11th Circuit
Reference; 342 Fed. Appx. 451, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 18227
Víctima / Demandantes de primera instancia
Acusado / Demandado de primera instancia
resumen de los hechos
In 2005, the defendant began smuggling Latin American women into the United States from Costa Rica, Columbia, and Guatemala for between $15,000-$20,000 per woman. Once in the United States, Monsalve forced the women to work as prostitutes to pay off their smuggling fees.
Most women knew they would work as prostitutes and were expected to work between 6 and 7 days per week, and have sex with between 20 and 25 men per night. The women charged $30 for 15 minutes of sex, with defendant keeping $15 and applying the other $15 to the debt. After the debt was repaid, the women could continue working for defendant as prostitutes under the same profit sharing agreement.
However, at least two victims were promised legitimate work. In one instance, victims 1 and 2 refused to engage in prostitution and were threatened with deportation if they went to the police.
8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(v)(I), 18 U.S.C. § 371
18 U.S.C. § 1591
8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii), (B)(i)
Monsalve plead guilty.