Official: No US citizens detained in Dominican Republic raid - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Official: No US citizens detained in Dominican Republic raid

Posted:

 U.S. authorities took part in a sex trafficking raid in the Dominican Republic but authorities now say no Americans were detained as police initially reported.

   A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official says the agency worked with Dominican authorities in the operation March 11 near the town of Sosua. Senior Latin America Advisor Barbara Gonzalez says 29 women and girls who were brought to a home to take part in a "sex party" were rescued. Twenty of them were between 14 and 17.

   Authorities arrested two women and five men suspected of arranging the party. Gonzalez said Wednesday that all are in custody and face up to 15 years in prison.

   Sosua police had said in announcing the raid that 16 U.S. citizens were detained for questioning.

  • InternationalMore>>

  • Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election

    Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:52:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). Colombia's President Elect Ivan Duque celebrates his victory in the presidential runoff election, in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Duque defeated Gustavo Petro, a former leftist rebel and ex-Bogota mayor.(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara). Colombia's President Elect Ivan Duque celebrates his victory in the presidential runoff election, in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Duque defeated Gustavo Petro, a former leftist rebel and ex-Bogota mayor.
    Uncertainty looms over Colombia's fragile peace deal with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep divisions in the South American nation as it tries to...More >>
    Uncertainty looms over Colombia's fragile peace deal with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep divisions in the South American nation as it tries to emerge from decades of bloody conflict.More >>
  • Geraldine McCaughrean wins Carnegie children's book prize

    Geraldine McCaughrean wins Carnegie children's book prize

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:51:17 GMT
    British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named winner Monday for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned...More >>
    British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named winner Monday for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea.More >>
  • Roll out the barrels: Christo artwork floats on London lake

    Roll out the barrels: Christo artwork floats on London lake

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:51:10 GMT
    (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP). Artist Christo attends the unveiling of his first UK outdoor exhibit, The London Mastaba, on the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, central London, Monday June 18, 2018. The sculpture consists of 7,506 horizontally stacked barr...(Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP). Artist Christo attends the unveiling of his first UK outdoor exhibit, The London Mastaba, on the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, central London, Monday June 18, 2018. The sculpture consists of 7,506 horizontally stacked barr...
    The ducks, geese and hardy cold-water swimmers in London's Hyde Park have a new neighbor: a monumental floating structure made from 7,506 stacked barrels colored bright red, mauve and blue.More >>
    The ducks, geese and hardy cold-water swimmers in London's Hyde Park have a new neighbor: a monumental floating structure made from 7,506 stacked barrels colored bright red, mauve and blue.More >>
Powered by Frankly