International sex trafficking organization leader pleads guilty in Savannah | savannahnow.com

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Sep

International sex trafficking organization leader pleads guilty in Savannah | savannahnow.com

The man identified as the leader of an international sex trafficking organization that operated in several areas including Savannah pled guilty to related charges last week in federal court.

Joaquin Mendez-Hernandez, 35, formerly of Mexico, faces the possibility of life in prison for his role in the operation that worked in Savannah and parts of Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Mexico, said James D. Durham, 1st Assistant U.S. Attorney.

All 23 defendants captured in the case, dubbed Operation Dark Night, have now pled guilty for their roles in the organization that Durham called “the largest sex trafficking investigation ever prosecuted in the Southern District of Georgia.”

Mendez-Hernandez, or “El Flaco,” and many of the other defendants will be sentenced in the future by Senior United States District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield.

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