Federal authorities have announced that a 13-year-old girl who was serially raped at a Dallas, Tex. hotel was sex trafficked through CityXGuide, a popular digital hub for prostitution in the city.
CityXGuide was created, according to the Feds, to replace Backpage, which was shut down for facilitating prostitution. It went online one day after Backpage was closed and immediately filled the void for illicit networking.
The teen, who is referred to in the indictment as Jane Doe, was rescued by federal authorities in November 2019. The hotel provided security video that showed various men coming into the room at rapid succession to rape the young girl.
Doe claims that traffickers threatened to murder her if she told police about her abuse. A 34-year-old man has been taken into custody and charged with child sex trafficking, and faces 15 years to life in prison if he is convicted.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office also announced on Friday that they had shut down CityXGuide, and hit the page owner, Wilhan Martono, with a 28-count indictment. They allege that thousands like Doe have been exploited using his website. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox is leading the case.
“DOJ [the U.S. Department of Justice] didn’t stop with Backpage, and we’re not going to stop with CityXGuide,” Nealy Cox said to describe the work of the North Texas Trafficking Task Force.
“If you are going to facilitate exploitation online, we’re not going to hesitate to seize your site and bring charges against you,” she added.
Nealy Cox noted that victims like Doe couldn’t “be victimized if there’s not a pimp that recruits her and if he doesn’t have a good way to advertise her.” Websites like CityXGuide provide the platform needed for a this sort of criminal network to persist, the Feds claim.
Martono has been charged with 17 counts of money laundering, nine counts of interstate transportation in aid of racketeering, one count of promotion of prostitution and reckless disregard of sex trafficking, and one count of interstate racketeering conspiracy. He was apprehended in his Fremont, Calif. home last week.
“It’s just heartbreaking when you hear the story,” said Nealy Cox of the 13-year-old girl’s exploitation and realizing that she is just one of many “vulnerable victims that the bad guys hold and groom and use in this way.”
Nealy Cox hopes that the exploited will be able to receive compensation for the alleged abuse they have received as the cases are taken to court.
“I expect restitution to the victims will play out in a very interesting way in this [CityXGuide] case,” she noted.
Nealy Cox considers herself a crusader for the cause of stopping the victimization of young girls. She says to expect big things from her task force in busting up child sex trafficking and prostitution rings.
“We don’t intend to stop with CityXGuide,” she said. “We have to keep going after these cases that have big impact. That’s how we protect our community and protect that 13-year-old girl.”
Ghislaine Maxwell Expected to Be Housed in Same Prison Where Jeffrey Epstein Died Mysteriously
Jeffrey Epstein confidant Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested by the FBI yesterday, in news widely celebrated by supporters of transparency and justice, but she may never get an opportunity to tell secrets about all of the powerful individuals serviced by Epstein’s illicit network.
Reports indicate Maxwell is likely to be housed in the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York City, the same facility that housed Epstein during his death. Epstein’s death was ruled by official authorities as a suicide despite his broken neck while guards were absent and nearby surveillance videos were destroyed.
Maxwell’s case is being moved to the Southern District of New York, which is the jurisdiction where she is being charged. She is expected to be transported to New York on Friday, where she will be either housed at the MCC or the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.
Acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss was asked during a recent press conference about what authorities are planning to do to ensure Maxwell’s safety.
“As you know, we are sensitive to that concern and certainly we’ll be in dialogue with the Bureau of Prisons about it,” Strauss said to deflect the question.
Maxwell faces charges of conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, and two counts of perjury.
Big League Politics reported earlier this week on how the courts are ordering the destruction of documents detailing Maxwell’s alleged role in Epstein’s pedophile network:
A federal judge has ordered the attorneys of Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre to destroy documents related to Ghislaine Maxwell, an Epstein confidant who has been frequently named as his former collaborator in child sex trafficking.
Senior U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska made the determination in lawsuits Giuffre and her attorneys, Cooper and Kirk, have filed against Maxwell and former Epstein attorney Alan Dershowitz. Preska rejected Dershowitz’s attempt to change a protective order to receive documents for his defense in the defamation case while ordering Giuffre’s attorneys to destroy documents from a previously-settled case involving Maxwell.
Preska wrote in her decision that “discovery materials designated CONFIDENTAL cannot be disclosed or used outside of the confines of the Maxwell action” and “that properly designated discovery materials may only be disclosed to specific groups of individuals, including attorneys ‘actively working on’ the Maxwell litigation.” Preska believes that Giuffre’s new attorneys do not meet this standard.
“As a practical matter, the Court would be surprised – shocked, even – if Cooper & Kirk was not in some sense “using” the Maxwell discovery in its representation of Ms. Giuffre in her action against Mr. Dershowitz,” Preska speculated. “And, even if it was not doing so, Cooper & Kirk is not ‘actively working on’ the Maxwell matter such that disclosure of discovery materials to it would be permissible under the plain terms of the protective order.”
Because of her assumptions, Preska is ordering all of the Maxwell documents, with the exception of Giuffre’s testimony in the case, to be destroyed effective immediately.
The deep state may be getting ready to remove another loose end in Maxwell before she can release sensitive information exposing influential globalist predators.
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