03-13-2008, 11:14 AM #1
TX - Gregoria Salgada Vazquez & David Salazar for sex trafficking, Houston, 2008
HOUSTON -- A mother and son face multiple charges after Jacinto City police discover that they hid a young girl used as a sex slave.
Gregoria Salgada Vazquez and David Salazar have been charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault of a child. The two made arrangements for a minor younger than 17 years old to be transported from Mexico to Houston, according to police.
The mother-son pair own a night club in east Houston. Salazar was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday while Vazquez is scheduled to make her first court appearance March 31.
According to Jacinto City police, Vazquez and Salazar held the young girl in a room locked with a pad lock since Jan. 1. The two would only allow the girl to leave the room if they were present.
The girl was allegedly forced to have sex with Salazar and then taken to his night club where she was forced to have sex with clients. Police say Salazar and Vazquez would take the money received by the girl.
I hope they throw the book at them. Human trafficking has become a huge problem that needs to be stopped. Mostly women and children for slaves and sexual slave purposes from South America and Asia. More people are trafficked across the borders every year than drugs.
http://usinfo.state.gov/gi/global_is...afficking.html Here are some resources.
03-13-2008, 11:21 AM #2Former Member
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Sick, sick, sick. What makes anyone believe they have the right to do this to another human being, especially a child.
I hope they put them under the jail and they rot there for years.
03-13-2008, 11:30 AM #3Former Member
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God bless that young girl.
I hope they go after customers that used her as well.
03-13-2008, 12:43 PM #4
What a pair of sickos....can't wait to hear their sentences...they better be good!!!! (Read: LOOOONG!)Above is my opinion only
03-13-2008, 12:48 PM #5
OMG at first I thought they were talking about 2 men, but a man and his mother!!! This is as sick as can be, that poor girl I hope she's now able to get the care she'll so badly need. And yes, they need to also arrest all the others who used her at the club.
03-13-2008, 12:52 PM #6
Will this poor girl get care here? Or will they just ship her back? How does that work?
Bless her.Just thinkin' out loud....
03-13-2008, 12:54 PM #7
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03-13-2008, 03:32 PM #9Former Member
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I swear the world gets crazier with each passing day.
03-13-2008, 04:43 PM #10
I never even new humantrafficking even existed until I watched a movie called Humantrafficking. Has anyone else seen it with Donald Sutherland? It is if I remember correctley based on true events. It is hard to believe that such a thing happens in our world. I hope these two rot in Jail.
03-13-2008, 06:02 PM #11
04-21-2009, 01:41 AM #12Registered User
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The hidden hell of a Houston sex slave
Don't know if this is video is related to initial story but it does give us insight into this so-called business. Gives reason to keep an open mind re UID searches also.
01-14-2016, 01:35 PM #13
David Salazar is accused of selling a 16-year-old sex slave at the bar, according to court docments.
The girl rescued earlier this year told authorities that she was lured from her hometown in Mexico by David Salazar after he made promises of love and offered an escape from extreme poverty.
She was illegally brought across the border in January and once brought to Jacinto City, in the Houston area, she was locked up in David Salazar's mother's house and forced to sell herself five to six nights a week in his cantina, the girl told police.
"When she refused, they would lock her up in a room and wouldn't feed her for days," said Jacinto City Detective B.J. Silva.
The girl could not escape because the home's yard was fenced and guarded by pit bulls and a chow. The home's windows were barred, and the storage room where the girl slept was padlocked.
01-14-2016, 01:39 PM #14
U.S. District Judge Sim Lake today sentenced Vasquez, 59, a Mexican citizen, and her son, Salazar, 28, a United States citizen, to serve 27 months in federal prison each for harboring a female illegal alien in their Houston residence. Those prison terms are to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release. Salazar was also fined $4,000. Judge Lake also entered a final order of forfeiture to the United States of Vasquez’ house located at 1320 Jennifer Lane in Houston.
Salazar and Vasquez-Salgado originally were charged with kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault of a child in Harris County in the case, but those charges were dropped in December 2008.
According to state court documents, the girl said she was duped by Salazar into coming illegally from Mexico and then being forced to work as a sex slave at their Houston cantina, El Club Guerrero, on Wallisville Road.
But Vasquez-Salgado said the 16-year-old was her son's girlfriend.
Last edited by Rayemonde; 01-14-2016 at 01:50 PM.
01-14-2016, 01:47 PM #15
Last week, federal agents secured the indictment of alleged cantina owner and operator Maria "Nancy" Rojas and nine others, arresting them in a late-night raid on the club and compound and rescuing at least nine women and girls...
Vazquez and her U.S.-born son, David Salazar, were arrested in 2008 by the Jacinto City police department after another teenage trafficking victim called 911, claiming to be held captive in their house. Her calls, on a borrowed cell phone, prompted manhunts.
Once found, the girl told a Jacinto City detective she also had been forced to prostitute herself in cantinas. Vazquez and David Salazar were prosecuted for harboring an illegal immigrant; their house was seized. But their Clinton Drive cantina, the Maria Bonita, remained open for another year or more.
Bar owners who operate businesses as fronts for organized crime can be shut down, or even lose their property, under various state and federal laws, though the process can be complex. But lawless bar operators employ lookouts and bouncers to thwart agents and use legal tricks to keep operating by changing ownership on deed records or renewing liquor licenses under names borrowed from family or friends.
"It's been hard to stop them," said Mandi Sheridan Kimball, director of public policy and government affairs for the advocacy organization Children at Risk. "People are kind of at a loss for how to prevent it."
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