Two more Boston men have been sentenced for their involvement in trafficking a 15-year-old girl from Boston to Salem, New Hampshire for prostitution.
Andy Pena, 21, of Jamaica Plain, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for his involvement in trafficking a minor for prostitution, the New Hampshire U.S. Attorney’s office said in a statement Thursday. Hansel German, 25, of Boston received the same sentence.
Enoc Ayuso of Dorchester was sentenced to five years in federal prison for his involvement in the trafficking ring. A fourth man, Rafael Reyes, is due to be sentenced next week, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
“Homeland Security Investigation’s primary goal in pursuing these types of cases is to end this form of modern-day slavery and bring the victims out of the shadows in collaboration with our law enforcement agencies and non-government organizations,” Matt Etre, the special agent from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in a statement.
The 15-year-old girl who was engaging in prostitution from a Salem, New Hampshire hotel room was rescued in February 2014 by local police with the help of Boston police as part as an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, authorities said.