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Tue Dec 10, 2019, 09:47 AM

A Florida man launched a nonprofit to save sex trafficking victims. He was actually luring teen girl

Source: Washington Post

A Florida man launched a nonprofit to save sex trafficking victims. He was actually luring teen girls into prostitution, prosecutors say.

By Katie Shepherd
12/10/2019, 6:33:37 a.m.

It was a hot mid-August night in Broward County, Fla., when a recovering heroin addict said she first encountered one of William Foster’s recruiters outside a nightclub.

A week later, the young woman met Foster, 48, at a strip club, where she told him about her struggles at her “dysfunctional” home. Foster told her she should pack her belongings and move in with him until she could get back on her feet. That same night, she packed a bag and Foster drove her to one of his three homes in South Florida, telling her he would save her.

Instead, he allegedly forced the woman, identified as “Victim 3,” into sexual servitude as an exotic dancer and prostitute as part of a 15-year enterprise that targeted teenage girls in foster care and vulnerable young women, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

She wasn’t the only woman Foster allegedly enticed with the promise of safety. Prosecutors said in a Nov. 14 criminal complaint that the South Florida man paid to set up a website for a nonprofit called Foster’s Care, Inc., that promised “a comprehensive restoration program for victims of Human Sex Trafficking,” and “protection in partnership with police and FBI.”

In reality, law enforcement officials say Foster, who faces sex trafficking charges, offered women flashy sports cars and luxury designer clothes while withholding the cash they made performing sex work while under his control. Now, two of the women who worked with him also face charges for their role in his operation.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/10/william-foster-nonprofit-sex-trafficking-victims-turns-out-be-florida-prostitution-ring/


Source: Palm Beach Post

2 women indicted in teen sex trafficking case

Co-defendant William Foster flew women to Detroit during Hurricane Dorian and told them they couldn’t come home until they made $150,000 through prostitution, prosecutors say.

By Jane Musgrave
Posted Dec 9, 2019 at 6:32 PM

WEST PALM BEACH — Two women on Monday were accused of helping a 48-year-old South Florida man traffic young women throughout the country from homes in Delray Beach.

Like William Foster, who was arrested last month, Hanah Chan and Ashleigh Holloway face possible life sentences if convicted of sex trafficking by fraud, coercion or force. Chan is also charged with transportation of an individual for prostitution.

While the federal indictment filed against the women was unsealed Monday, neither has yet to appear in court.


He now faces three counts of sex trafficking by force, along with charges of conspiracy to sex traffic minors, sex trafficking of a minor and transportation of an individual for prostitution.

The two women — described by FBI agents as Foster’s “main girls” — were partners with him in various businesses, including one that masqueraded as a charity that would help women escape the sex trade. Instead, federal prosecutors said, the nonprofit, Foster’s Care Inc., was a sham.


Read more: https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20191209/2-women-indicted-in-teen-sex-trafficking-case

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Tue Dec 10, 2019, 10:18 AM

1. Too bad the two young girls didn't come from a rich family.

Instead of going to prison for life (possibly) they could bask in the sunshine of the Riviera.


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