From the Daily News:
A Mexican man pleaded guilty in Brooklyn to working for the family business — an international sex trafficking ring that goes back generations.
Angel Cortez Granados, 25, admitted Friday he wooed a woman and brought her to the U.S. as his “girlfriend” only to enslave her as a Queens prostitute traveling from john to john in a livery cab.
“I threatened her, telling her that she was alone in this country, that nobody would help her, so that she would work as a prostitute,” Granados told Federal Judge Cheryl Pollak.
He said he warned the victim, identified only as Esperanza, that he would call the cops if she didn’t follow orders.
“Since she didn’t have any papers, (I was) scaring her with the possibility of going to jail,” he said.
Six other members of the Los Granados ring have been charged in New York, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Pamela Chen.
The pimps often partner with livery drivers based out of Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights, Queens, where promoters hand out cards and even bottle openers advertising sexy girls for “delivery,” she said.