Quetzaltenango, Guatemala: Human Trafficking Suspect Arrested

Posted on July 27, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Guatemala, Human Smuggling, Police/Military Activity

On July 26, 2013 El Quetzalteco Noticias reported the arrest of Rafael Itzep Ajanel on charges of human trafficking and rape of a minor. According to the indictment by the Public Ministry, the victim, a 13-year-old girl, came to Quetzaltenango after responding to an ad to work as a waitress. After the victim arrived in the city on July 18, Itzep Ajanel allegedly took her to a motel where he then raped her. The following day, the victims managed to call the police, which led to her rescue and her assailant’s arrest. Read Article

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