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HOUSTON – Two U.S. defendants are in custody on allegations of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, as well as visa fraud, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.

A grand jury in Houston returned an indictment against purported Houston bounty hunter Luis De Jesus Rodriguez aka Htown Hunter, 26, and his girlfriend Helen Leon Mesa, 28, yesterday, which was unsealed today upon their arrests. They are expected to make their initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dena Palarmo on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The indictment remains sealed as to another charged but not as yet in custody.

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