2 Lincoln men accused of sex trafficking 14 year old girl | Crime and courts
One man has been charged and Lincoln Police are looking for another in connection with alleged sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl.
Jose Hernandez-Rivas, 26, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with trafficking in the labor / sex of a minor.
Lancaster County Court Judge Laurie Yardley on Friday set his bail at half a million dollars.
Officer Luke Bonkiewicz said they are still looking for a second suspect, Luis Vasquez-Chiquirin. An arrest warrant has been issued against him on the same count, a felony carrying a sentence of 20 years in life imprisonment.
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In court records, Lincoln Police said a 14-year-old runaway told police on November 6 that she was trafficked to an apartment where the two lived near 56th Street and from Holdrege Street.
After running away in May, she said, she ended up staying in the apartment, where she said she used methamphetamine with a group of men and then had sex with three or four of them. She told police that one of them, allegedly Vasquez-Chiquirin, handed her $ 80 afterwards and told her she “deserved” it.
Several months later, she found herself at the apartment with a 15-year-old friend. They both told police that Vasquez-Chiquirin organized commercial sex acts for them, telling the girl he would call the police if she didn’t do what he wanted.