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3 indicted in human trafficking case involving 4-year-old

POSTED: August 1, 2013 12:51 a.m.

Three Gainesville residents were indicted by a Hall County grand jury Tuesday in a human trafficking case involving a young girl.

In the 15-page indictment, authorities allege that Maria Mercedes Vasquez-Quiroz was trafficking the girl for “sexual servitude” purposes to two men, Junior Alexander Delcid-Leon, 31, and Digno De Jesus Mejia, 36. Criminal records show the girl is 4.

All three were placed on immigration holds upon arrest. Records show Vasquez-Quiroz and Mejia are from El Salvador and Delcid-Leon is from Honduras.

Delcid-Leon, arrested Feb. 13, is charged with aggravated child molestation, child molestation, cruelty to a child in the first degree, rape and aggravated sodomy.

Mejia is charged with child molestation, cruelty to a child in the first degree, enticing a child for indecent purposes, rape and trafficking of a person for sexual servitude. He was arrested March 16.

Alleging she was a party to the crimes committed by Delcid-Leon and Mejia, Vasquez-Quiroz is charged with aggravated child molestation, child molestation, cruelty to a child in the first degree, enticing a child for indecent purposes, rape and aggravated sodomy. She is also charged with trafficking of a person for sexual servitude. She was arrested Feb. 28.

According to the indictment, the exact dates of the offenses are unknown, but took place between December 2010 and December 2012.

All three are being held in the Hall County Jail. A date in Superior Court has not yet been scheduled.


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