FUGITIVE FINDER: Sex Trafficking Suspect Caught
Mon, 25 Oct 2010 23:13:27 GMT —
He was on the run for almost a year but sex trafficking suspect Benito Vargas is now behind bars south of the border.
Mexican officials caught up with Vargas and alerted American officials.
The San Juan Police Department had been tracking Vargas since raiding his home back in December 2009.
Vargas is being charged with aggravated assault and human trafficking.
He allegedly brought the 14-year-old girl to the United States promising her a better life.
But instead, police say he made her his own personal slave.
"They made her clean the house, babysit, cook for them, and so forth," San Juan Police Sgt. Rudy Luna said. "At the same time she was being sexually assaulted by Benito."
Police said Vargas is being held in Mexico and they expect hime back in the United States within 30 days.