Immokalee man accused of using teens as sex slaves
IMMOKALEE: An Immokalee man is accused of holding teenage girls hostage, making them pose naked for pictures and making them perform sex acts on video tape.
Investigators call it one of the worst cases of sex slavery in Southwest Florida.
Franciso Domingo is charged with human trafficking. But court documents detail horrible accounts of what happened to a 16-year-old girl behind closed doors.
The victim was brought to Immokalee illegally in 2008 from Guatemala. Investigators say the girl was held against her will and Domingo was taking the money she made in the farm fields.
Court documents go on to state that on several occasions, Domingo took pictures and videos of the 16-year-old victim having sex with several men against her will.
The victim said that would happen several times a week.
“Human trafficking or slavery – it doesn’t get more serious because the people who bring the slaves over know exactly what slaves are getting into. This is a high priority of our office, the Unites States, the Department of Justice and the FBI,” said Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Molloy.
Domingo will be back in court next week for a bond hearing and officials we spoke to say more charges may be filed.