Illegals in Tennessee To Serve Only 6 Months In Sex Slave, Kidnapping, Torture Case
This sentence is unconscionable. Who was the prosecutor in charge of this case that agreed to this disgusting plea deal? These men KIDNAPPED, RAPED and FORCED INTERSTATE PROSTITUTION on this young woman for three years.
How could the Tennessee sentencing guidelines be so pathetic for such a heinous crime?
People of Nashville, I would be making a stink if I were you. What if this was you, your wife, your daughter, your sister, your friend?
According to the Criminal Court Website for Davidson County, Tennessee, listed under Judge Sue Evans Criminal Division IX, who was the judge in this case, Case Nos. GS408543, GS409532, GS409531, GS408544, and lists Joseph Earl Ladnier as the prosecutor. Drop him a line and see...give him hell!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two men who were accused of forcing a woman to have sex in multiple states for three years will be held in prison for six months.
Jesus Garcia and Arturo Perez could have received a sentence of eight to 12 years in prison under the state's new sexual servitude law, but the victim refused to testify.Garcia and Perez were charged after the case came to light a few weeks ago during a prostitution sting. The men are said to have told the woman they would kill her family in Mexico and her sister in Atlanta if she didn't follow their orders.
The 22-year-old woman was driven between Tennessee, Georgia and Florida in an effort to confuse her about her whereabouts since January 2005, said investigators.
The woman was forced to engage in prostitution with up to seven men a day, according to court records.Investigators said she was tortured, stabbed and cut with an ice pick to maintain her obedience.
Garcia and Arturo Perez are illegal immigrants who face deportation after serving their sentence.Sara Sherman and Cecilia Hilton, who both work in anti-slavery outreach for Free For Life Ministries in Nashville, hoped this case would be the beginning of harsher sentences for these crimes.The said they were upset to hear from the district attorney that a plea agreement was reached and a six-month sentence was issued.