ICE HSI Dallas leads research to shut down site advertising prostitution and intercourse trafficking, indictment of owner

ICE HSI Dallas leads research to shut down site advertising prostitution and intercourse trafficking, indictment of owner

DALLAS — The website CityXGuide.com – a prominent supply of online ads for prostitution and intercourse trafficking that users described as "taking over from where Backpage left down" – is seized and its particular owner charged in a 28-count indictment that is federal.

Unique agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) assigned to HSI Dallas carried out the research. The North Texas Trafficking Task Force spearheaded the research because of the the help of the U.S. Secret provider, the Colleyville Police Department along with HSI El Paso (Texas), HSI San Jose (Ca) as well as the Texas Department of Public protection.

Wilhan Martono, 46, had been indicted June 2 on a single count of advertising of prostitution and careless neglect of intercourse trafficking, one count of interstate racketeering conspiracy (facilitating prostitution), nine counts of interstate transportation in help of racketeering (facilitating prostitution), and 17 counts of cash laundering. On 17, HSI and U.S. Secret Service agents arrested him in Fremont, California june.

Soon after the defendant's arrest, CityXGuide had been changed with a landing page notifying users that the U.S. Department of Homeland protection had seized the web site pursuant up to a warrant.Read more