WEIGHT: 47 kg
Services: Uniforms, 'A' Levels, Strap On, Rimming (receiving), Massage
Some residents were forced into a sex-trafficking ring, federal prosecutors said. It was landscaped to give some peace and stability to the emotionally troubled teenagers who were placed there. But in recent years, Hawthorne, located in the town of Mount Pleasant, began experiencing unusually high rates of teenagers going missing from its campus.
Staff, law enforcement officials and advocates for children said they knew that some of the missing residents had fallen victim to sex traffickers. Many of the girls in the rehabilitation center had been placed there in the first place to rescue them from the sex trade. On Thursday, the breadth of a pipeline carrying young women out of Hawthorne and into prostitution became clearer.
Nineteen people were charged in a sex-trafficking ring that exploited young women and girls as young as 13 years old, federal prosecutors said. At least 15 victims were in the child welfare system, including nine who were residents of Hawthorne, the prosecutors said.
The defendants named in a series of indictments unsealed this week face charges including sex trafficking of a minor and conspiracy, which carry maximum sentences of up to life in prison.
Some of the defendants are in their 20s; the two oldest are 59, prosecutors said. None of the defendants were staff members of Hawthorne. Some details of the alleged scheme were contained in the unsealed court papers. One defendant, Hubert Dupigny, 34, recruited a year-old girl from Hawthorne who worked for him as a prostitute until he was arrested in December , prosecutors wrote.