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Man Accused of Human Trafficking and Selling Underage Girl for Sex

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.

The teenage girl eventually reported the situation to a teacher at Prosperitas Leadership Academy where she attended school. The teacher notified the Department of Children and Families who took immediate action in removing the girl from the situation.

Parada was arrested by the Metropolitan Bureau of Police and booked into the Orange County Jail. He has been charged with human trafficking for commercial sexual activity of a child under 18 and unlawful sexual activity with a minor, and he is being held on $500,000 bail.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a sexual offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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