A #Florida man and his two female accomplices are facing federal charges for their alleged involvement with a #sextrafficking organization, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
William D. Foster, 48, of Delray Beach, Ashleigh Holloway, 36, of #FortLauderdale , and Hanah Chan, 30, of #DelrayBeach , were charged in an indictment on Dec. 9 for allegedly luring women and girls through a fake #website then forcing them into #prostitution .
Foster faces three counts of sex trafficking by force, along with charges of conspiracy to sex traffic minors, sex trafficking of a minor and transportation of an individual for prostitution.
Holloway and Chan were charged with one count of sex trafficking by fraud and coercion, and Chan was also charged with one count of transportation of an individual for prostitution.
According to court documents, Foster was the alleged ringleader of the sex trafficking organization and is believed to have used a fake website, #www .fosterscareinc.com, to facilitate the alleged trafficking by force, fraud or coercion.
Law enforcement seized the website on Nov 21, which masqueraded as a nonprofit charity to help women escape the #sextrade , The Palm Beach Post reports.
The website, which is no longer open to public access, claimed to offer free help to victims of sex trafficking in the form of housing, therapy, medical treatment, job training, and police assistance, the publication says.
Court documents allege that Fosters’ victims were all moved to different states to be trafficked and provided with false identities.
Foster had between five and fifteen females living and working for him at any given time. They also worked at exotic dance venues in #Miami -Dade, #Broward , and #PalmBeach #Counties and engaged in commercial sex at Foster’s request, the documents state. - 1 hour ago