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Kevin Lewis Jan 11
NEW: This 'MS-13 associate' paid gang leaders $100 to have sex with a 14yo girl, and then secretly filmed the encounter, MoCo police say. 52yo Felix Silva-Zuniga allegedly used that video to blackmail the teen for more sex. It happened inside of a home near Wheaton High School.
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Kevin Lewis Jan 11
Replying to @ABC7Kevin
MORE: Detectives say the 14yo girl worked as a waitress at Lilly’s Restaurant in downtown Wheaton. There she would "conduct cocaine and marijuana sales, and serve alcohol to customers,” a high-ranking MS-13 member would later reveal. "A lot of money was made for her services.”
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Kevin Lewis Jan 11
Replying to @ABC7Kevin
MORE: At one point, the 14yo girl attempted to quit. She was later summoned to a home in Kensington, Md. and beaten with a baseball bat. The girl recalled 25+ blows to her body. Such attacks were used as a form of “motivation” to keep girls in line, the same MS-13 member said.
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Kevin Lewis
MORE: MoCo Police found Silva-Zuniga outside the Home Depot in Aspen Hill, Md. looking for day work. He handed officers his CASA membership ID card, and reportedly confessed to having sex with the girl. ICE says Silva-Zuniga is a Honduran native living in the U.S. illegally.
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Kevin Lewis Jan 11
Replying to @ABC7Kevin
MORE: On MS-13 human trafficking: "Many of the victims are under the age of 18 and have been reported by their families as missing persons,” police wrote in court documents. “Often, these females are brainwashed into believing that they need to depend on the gang for survival.”
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Kevin Lewis Jan 11
Replying to @ABC7Kevin
READ: On Monday, an alleged MS-13 associate is scheduled to be tried in Montgomery County, Maryland, Circuit Court. He reportedly paid to have sex with a trafficked 14-year-old girl, and then blackmailing the teen with compromising video he took of her.
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