Sunday, 26 April 2015
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Sunday
Low  44°
High 61°
Monday
Low  39°
High 50°
Tuesday
Low  38°
High 68°
Wednesday
Low  41°
High 75°
Thursday
Low  49°
High 81°
Friday
Low  53°
High 84°
Saturday
Low  55°
High 84°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 48°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Three Arrested On Allegations Of Human Trafficking
11/24/2013

A 13-year-old girl is at the center of an investigation involving two men and a woman from Garden City who have been arrested on allegations of human trafficking.

According to Garden City police Capt. Michael Reagle, on Nov. 13, Kansas Department for Children and Families officials contacted Garden City police about a possible rape of a 13-year-old girl who they also believed may have been involved in a human trafficking situation.

After investigating, police allege that Maria Castro, 35, and Tomas Ramos, 39, both of 314 N. 13th St., paid $8,000 to have the girl brought to the United States from Guatemala.

According to police, the girl was required to work to help pay the debt, and during this time, she met Jose Saban, 20, Garden City. The two allegedly were involved in a sexual relationship from which she became pregnant, according to police.

Castro and Ramos allegedly made an agreement with Saban to give the girl to him for $8,800, $4,000 of which already had been paid to the couple prior to their arrests, according to Reagle.

Reagle also said that Castro and Ramos allegedly threatened Saban by telling him they would turn him in to law enforcement for having sex with the girl if he didn't pay them the rest of the money.

Castro and Ramos were arrested on Nov. 14 on allegations of aggravated human trafficking, conspiracy to commit aggravated human trafficking, aggravated endangerment of a child, and blackmail. Saban was arrested on allegations of aggravated human trafficking, conspiracy to commit aggravated human trafficking and 15 counts of rape stemming from 15 alleged sexual encounters with the girl.

All three were arrested and lodged in the Finney County Jail.

Saban's bond is set at $600,000, and Castro and Ramos' bonds are $400,000 each.

 

© Garden City Teleram/KELTON BROOKS
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Former Plains State Bank President Indicted
120 LB Woman Crushes Steak Eating Record at Big Texan
Fatal Shooting In Garden City Investigated
Three More Arrested In Garden City Murder
Bond Set At $1.3 Million In Garden City Murder Case
World Record Toss In The 46th Annual Cow Chip Competition
480 Board Approves New Courses at LHS
Billy's Ayr Lanes Supports Community by Hosting Bowl For Kids’ Sake Event
LHS Hires Former Barton Coach for Girls Hoops Program  
Four LHS Athletes Sign  
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Saints Win Jayhawk West 11th Time in 15 Years
LHS Baseball Clobbers Colby
Redskins Remain Ranked Fifth in 5A
Redskins Take Third at Haysville
Wichita Southeast Dominates Liberal
Baker Arts Center Announces "Oceans Of Art" Winners
Sylman Pando is Mead Lumber Athlete of the Week  
Three More Arrested In Garden City Murder
LHS Golf Shows Improvement at Dodge City
Redskin Tennis Competitive in Dodge City
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group