Florida Couple Charged With Human Trafficking for Pushing Women Into Prostitution at Home With Their Child

In Marion County, Florida, a couple is accused of bonding out three women of jail and providing them with accommodation while also forcing them into prostitution. They were then apprehended and charged with human trafficking.

The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation charged Joselito Martinez and Tanya Wurster in connection with the human trafficking of three women between 2019 and 2021 at various sites in Central Florida.

The ladies were allegedly compelled to do “commercial s*x acts with customers” after the couple released them on bond and gave them a place to reside, which enabled the couple to make more than $300,000 from the victims over the course of two years.

Investigators claim that Martinez controlled the victim using “drugs, violence threats, and humiliating acts like shaving the victim’s head.” According to deputies, he also compelled two ladies to get tattoos to identify them as his property.

The residence where the alleged prostitution had taken place also housed the kid Martinez and Wurster shared.

Here is a tweet that confirms the news:

Given that Martinez and Wurster frequently searched for new victims, investigators said they think there are probably more victims.

After being detained, Martinez and Wurster were lodged in the Orange County Jail.

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