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After a year-long investigation police have arrested a man for allegedly selling sexual acts from a teenage girl who was smuggled into the United States from a country that has not yet been determined.

A young girl was brought to America when her sister made arrangements with a coyote who agreed to smuggle her into the country illegally. Though immigration detained the girl for 50 days she was eventually released into the custody of her sister. Her sister was then reported to have pressured the teenager into having sex with her fiancé to assist with her living expenses.

The woman’s fiancé, 47-year-old Juan Perada, a legal citizen of El Salvador residing in Deltona, Florida, has been accused of taking the young girl to his home and having sex with her. He also was said to have paid her between $200 and $600 for having sexual relations with himself and various other men.

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A man suspected of assisting in transporting illegal aliens into the United States for profit and without regard for their safety entered a plea of guilty at his arraignment on Monday.

As stated in court records, on July 23, 2017, San Antonio Police investigated a call leading them to a tractor-trailer parked behind a Walmart. Several illegal aliens were discovered standing while others were lying near the back of the trailer, and 61-year-old James Matthew Bradley Jr. was in the driver’s seat.

Among the 39 people found by police four of them were unaccompanied minors between the ages of 14 and 17. Eight of the aliens were found deceased in the trailer and two died later in the hospital. The illegals interviewed claimed the trailer carried up to 200 people during the course of the transit, and cited varying amounts Bradley had charged for the transportation services. Bradley affirmed that these allegations were true. He is being held pending sentencing on January 22, 2018 and faces a penalty as high as life in prison.