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Estella Gonzalez Additionally Charged with Human Trafficking of 15 yr. old minor Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00

estella gonalez.jpg - 52.13 KbOn Friday, February 7th, 62-year-old Temptation bar Manager Estella Gonzalez was charged with ten counts of “employing a person not in possession of a work permit”. The charges came after a raid of Temptation Bar on Thursday, February 6th, by police and immigration officials. Gonzalez pleaded guilty to the charges and was fined $10,000. Further investigation by the authorities led to an additional charge against Gonzalez.

Gonzalez appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith on Monday, February 10th, to answer to a charge of human trafficking. Allegations are that between August 19th, 2013 and September 7th, 2013 she harboured a 15-year-old minor for the purpose of exploiting her as a prostitute. Since the matter is an indictable offense, no plea was taken. Court prosecutor, Sgt. Egbert Castillo, had no objection to bail and bail was granted in the sum of $2,000 plus one surety of the same amount. Chief Magistrate Smith ordered Gonzalez to surrender her passport and not apply for any other travelling documents while the case is before the court. She must also report to the Hattieville Police Station every Wednesday from February 12th until her case is disposed of and she is to stay away from any of the prosecution’s witness or witnesses.

Gonzalez is set to reappear in court on March 12th.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 16:07