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Montgomery County Man Charged with Teenage Sex Trafficking

Yimmy Anthony Pineda Penado admitted ties to the MS-13 gang.

A Montgomery County man has been charged in a scheme in which a teenage girl operated as a prostitute in Maryland and Northern Virginia, according to U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride of the Eastern District of Virginia.

Yimmy Anthony Pineda Penado, also known as “Critico” and “Spike,” allegedly gave juvenile female runaways drugs and alcohol to make them more receptive to being prostituted, MacBride said in a statement.

Pineda Penado made multiple appointments per day for a girl and told her to lie about her name and age and act like she was enjoying sexual intercourse, the U.S. attorney's office said in a statement.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and Homeland Security Investigations with assistance from the Fairfax County Police Department.

Authorities said Pineda Penado has acknowledged ties to MS-13, a national street gang that has a heavy presence in the D.C. metro region.

Gil August 02, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Gang culture was imported to Central America via the USA prison systems and deportation.
Hihoze August 04, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong but a person of Hispanic heritage is the decedent offspring of the Spanish explorers and settlers with the indigenous people of Central and South America. Mr. Thomas is wrong of course but you presume to know his ancestory. Hispanics are not the only people of mixed European/Indian blood lines, the Creoles and Cajuns are a mix of French, African and Indian blood and only God knows how many other "blends' there are. If you understand the origins of the Hispanic people you understand quite a lot about all of us...Americans.
Jerry Sandusky August 05, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Can't we all just get along? Oh, and where r the white women?
C.Z. Guy August 05, 2012 at 03:28 PM
What do you expect when you put out the welcome mat for illegal aliens?
Ballistic Redneck August 06, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Ah, the joys of multiculturalism...

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