Mexican man convicted of sex trafficking in Atlanta

ATLANTA (BestGrowthStock) A federal jury in Atlanta has convicted a Mexican man of sex trafficking and human smuggling for luring 10 girls and young women into the United States and forcing them into prostitution.

Amador Cortes-Meza, 36, brought the victims, some as young as 14, to Atlanta with the promise of jobs and a better life, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

But instead the 10 victims were physically abused and forced to work as prostitutes.

“This trial provided a glimpse into the monstrous world of human trafficking,” said Sally Yates, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.

A brother and two nephews of Cortez-Meza previously pleaded guilty in the case. Cortes-Meza was convicted on Tuesday after a two-week trial. He could be sentenced to life in prison.

(Reporting by David Beasley; Editing by Jerry Norton)

Mexican man convicted of sex trafficking in Atlanta