McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Federal agents arrested a South Texas bar owner and one of hisbartenders after a house raid revealed several Honduran girlsallegedly forced into prostitution.
Immigration officials said Beleal Garcia Gonzalez and ElizabethMendez Vasquez are both illegal Mexican immigrants and have beencharged with harboring illegal immigrants.
A detention hearing is set for Wednesday, and it's unclearwhether they had attorneys.
The Monitor of McAllen reported Friday that immigrationagents raided a house in Mission on Wednesday and found insideseveral illegal immigrants, including three Honduran girls rangingin age from 14 and 17.
Court records show they allegedly were forced to work for $20per day in Garcia's bar, where they allegedly were prostituted andforced to work off their smuggling debts.
The girls are being held as material witnesses.
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