NEW YORK JUDGE GIVES SEX TRAFFICKER LIFE TERM
Isaias Flores-Mendez, a 48 year old from Queens, has been sentenced to life behind bars forhis role in a sex trafficking ring. Prosecutors had accused him of smuggling impoverishedyoung women from Mexico into the New York City area and forcing them into prostitution. Someof the women were driven to rural New Jersey to have sex with up to 25 farm workers a day. Others were confined to dingy brothels in New York that advertised their services with businesscards passed out on street corners. Flores-Mendez had pleaded guilty to sex trafficking,interstate transportation for prostitution and other charges.