Orlando man indicted on child sex trafficking charges
Indictment: 2 girls used for commercial sex acts
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 33-year-old Orlando man has been indicted on two counts of sex trafficking children, U.S. attorneys said.
If convicted on all counts, Hermenegildo Nevarez Campa faces 15 years or up to life in federal prison, authorities said.
Campa met with a 15-year-old and a 12-year-old girl to have them perform sex acts, according to the indictment.
Court records show both girls were found by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives during an undercover vice operation.
Upon realizing the girls' ages, investigators with the North Florida Human Trafficking Task Force interviewed the children and learned that they had run away from home, were homeless and were being sexually exploited by customers who paid money to have sex with them, according to U.S. attorneys.
The older girl provided detailed information about a customer who the children knew as "Chico," who was later identified as Campa, authorities said.
A warrant was issued March 11 for Campa's arrest. U.S. attorneys said he was arrested by investigators with the FBI and the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando April 9.
Campa made his initial appearance in Orlando and is scheduled to appear Friday in Jacksonville for a detention hearing, U.S. attorneys said.
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