Honduran Convicted in Annapolis Brothel Scheme

Kevin Garcia Fuertes, who was not in the United States legally, could serve life in prison for sex trafficking. Another man from El Salvador was also convicted.

A man from Honduras was convicted in federal court of sex trafficking charges following a two-week trial in which prosecutors outlined how he helped operate brothels in the Annapolis area, U.S. immigration officials said this week. 

Kevin Garcia Fuertes, who was reportedly living in the United States unlawfully but resided in Annapolis, was accused of partnering with another man from El Salvador transporting women for prostitution.

The other man, German de Jesus Ventura, was also convicted. Three other men from Easton, MD previously pleaded guilty in connection with the scheme. 

Fuertes has also been known to use the name Kerlin Esquivel-Feuntes, according to federal officials. 

The convictions were announced by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which partnered with police departments in Annapolis and Easton. 

Fuertes will be sentenced on July 24. He could face up to five years in prison for a count of conspiracy and 15 years to life in prison for the sex trafficking offense. 

According to prosecutors, Fuertes was not the ringleader of the sex trafficking scheme, but did advertise and manage the brothels and shared the revenue from the businesses with Ventura.  

The Capital-Gazette reported that Fuertes will also stand trial in Anne Arundel County on June 8 for the murder of Ricardo Humberto Rivas-Ramirez and a woman in 2008.

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Sandra Polen Brown April 26, 2013 at 02:48 PM
Gotta love illegal immigrants. I certainly hope the taxpayers will not be paying for his Room & Board for the rest of his life. Send him back to Honduras and everyone involved who is here illegally back to their own countries ~ after we castrate them of course. No wonder the US is gonna to Hell in a hand basket.
Karen Essen April 26, 2013 at 03:28 PM
Let's not paint all undocumented immigrants with the same brush! For all we know, the rest of them aren't murdering pimps. I mean, I guess we have to assume that since they come here under the radar...
Sandra Polen Brown April 26, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Didn't mean to imply that all illegal immigrants were murdering pimps but I do want to point out a very key word in their description ~ ILLEGAL ~ what don't people understand about that word???
M French April 27, 2013 at 04:36 PM
I think Karen should house all of the illegals she appears to support.. She appears to believe in an open border so illegals can take jobs from Americans , commit crimes and live illegally off of our benefits. Instead of welcoming illegals to our country I suggest Karen volunteer for the Peace Corps and go to Honduras and Mexico and help the downtrodden so they will stay in their own countries.
bud elsaesser April 28, 2013 at 03:20 PM
Is M French saying that illegals are taking pimp jobs from legal Americans? Key word here is illegal! Which pimping is - Why not help Honduras and El Salvador extradite these putrid corrupt cowards and let them sentence them to their system for their putrid and illegal activities? Of course that should be after the castration ceremony takes place within one of our gang run corrupt prisons where that kind of thing can happen accidentally on a regular basis,


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