Dallas, Texas – The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas announced that two men bought and sold a 19-year-old girl as a sex slave, and now both face human trafficking charges.
Alfonso Orozco Juárez and Robert Hubert were arrested and charged with conspiracy and participation in sex trafficking.
According to Special Agent John Perez, a criminal complaint assisted authorities in the investigation. Juárez would have communicated with the 19-year-old in New Mexico, through a dating app, in 2019.
They later met in person in September of that same year at a Dallas motel. It was there that according to authorities, Juárez hit the victim with a pistol.
Later, a 35-year-old woman gave the teenager a “slave name” and threatened to kill her and her family if she did not accept being sold for sex. Investigators said Juarez even pointed an unloaded gun at his head and pulled the trigger.
Online sex trafficking
After selling the young woman repeatedly for sex, Juarez advertised her as a “slave” on a fetish website, where he offered to sell her to the highest bidder. It was then that Hubert, who went by the nickname “The Darkest Lord”, offered $ 5,000 for the young woman.
According to authorities, investigators found text messages with Hubert, where Juarez referred to the victim as “property,” saying she “completely submitted” after he “hit her with the gun.” “She is totally dependent on me,” he wrote.
The men met at a Dallas gas station, where Hubert took the victim away to his home in South Carolina. Hubert put a metal necklace around her neck and threatened to mark her with fetish messages that he showed her. The frightened young woman sent a text message to Juárez, begging for help. “I’m afraid that if I don’t do something, he will hurt me,” she said.
To which Juarez replied: “Hold on what you have to do.”
Once in South Carolina, Hubert allegedly asked the victim to remove her clothes and “be naked the entire time.”
According to authorities, Hubert sent the victim’s father a “contract”, signed by him and Juárez, as proof of the “sale.”
“This victim suffered horrible abuse at the hands of these defendants. It is unthinkable and, frankly, difficult to learn that this type of thing is happening in our District, ”said US Attorney Erin Nealy Cox.
Juarez was arrested at his home in Dallas and Hubert was arrested at his home in South Carolina.
“Anyone who is involved in human trafficking activities, whether as a member of a transnational criminal organization, owner of a business that exploits its employees or pimp at the street level, must be seen as a fierce predator,” Ryan said. L. Spradlin, Special Agent in Charge of Dallas Homeland Security Investigations.
If convicted, both men would face life in federal prison.