Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sex Trafficking Case Reopened Against Ex-Intelligence Agent

Posted on August 7, 2013 • Filed under: Argentina, Crime, Human Smuggling, Mexico, Police/Military Activity

On August 6, 2013 La Prensa Noticias reported that the Federal Justice has reopened the criminal case against former Ministry of Intelligence agent Raúl Martins, accused of sexual exploitation of women including pimping and sex trafficking.
Martins was originally denounced to police by his daughter, Lorena Martins. However, after the court originally closed the case on grounds that an individual cannot denounce their own father, human rights NGO La Alameda was also allowed to join the party of the complainant and the case was reopened.
Lorena Martins accused her father of operating brothels with police protection in Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Mexico, where he trafficked women and forced them into prostitution. She also claimed that another intelligence agent, Pedro Tomás Viale aka “el lauchón” had been hired to kill her. Viale was later shot and killed by police during a raid a month ago at his villa in La Reja. Read Article

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