October 6, 2019
Jeaneth Acosta, 44, was charged with Trafficking of Persons after police say she promised to help asylum seekers and then tried to force them into sex work.
On August 21, an attorney representing one of Acosta’s victims contacted police.
At the attorney’s office, the 38-year-old woman told police that she lived in Honduras and that Acosta told her she could help her get into the United States, according to an arrest affidavit.
Acosta reportedly told the woman to go to a border town and turn herself in to authorities.