Woman says she was held captive for 3 weeks

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 3:14 PM
Last updated 3:17 PM
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - A young Mexican woman says she was held captive in a North Charleston home, assaulted and expected to work as a prostitute.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that police have arrested one woman in connection with the allegations and are searching for two men.

Rubi Bertaud-Cabrera has been charged with human trafficking and is being held on a $500,000 bond. It couldn't be immediately determined if she has a lawyer.

Police spokesman Spencer Pryor says a neighbor saw the young woman looking lost and confused, and called police. The young woman, whose name has not been released, says she was brought to the U.S. from Mexico believing she would work as a housekeeper.

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augusta citizen
augusta citizen 11/25/10 - 04:25 pm
This is sad, I hate to hear

This is sad, I hate to hear of people tricking the innocent. Now they need to prosecute the guilty and send the young woman back to Mexico.

johnston.cliff 11/25/10 - 06:21 pm
This has been a common

This has been a common problem in this country for decades. The fact that Mexican girls and young women are the victims (and often their countrymen are the perps) is only natural with our lack of a border policy.
This is just one of the many problems created by the Bush border policy and supported by the obama border policy.

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