Ulysses Man Charged with Human Trafficking
Joe Denoyer - January 10, 2020 2:59 pm
According to a story in the Ulysses News, Genesis Salcido- Pando has been charged with Aggravated Human Trafficking.
The allegations stem from a call that was made to Law Enforcement officials regarding a minor that was allegedly engaging in illegal sexual activities with adult men and had allegedly become pregnant.
One female, 18 years of age or older, Salcido-Pando, allegedly transported a female juvenile, 14 years of age or younger, to other communities in Kansas where the minor was engaged in illegal sexual activities with these men.
Because of the nature of the events, the charge fell within the Kansas statute of Aggravated Human Trafficking.
The Kansas statute 21-5426 (b) Aggravated Human Trafficking is defined as: “recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining by any means a child knowing that the child with or without force, fraud, threat, or coercion will be used to engage in: (A.) Force Labor; (B.) Involuntary servitude; (C.) sexual gratification of the defendant or another involving the exchange of anything of value; and Aggravated Human Trafficking or Attempt, Conspiracy, or Criminal Solicitation to Commit Aggravated Human Trafficking is an off-grid person felony when the offender is 18 years of age or older and the victim is less than 14 year of age.”
Salcido-Pando was also preliminary charged with Contributing to a Child’s Misconduct and Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor.
Law Enforcement officials would like to inform the citizens of the City of Ulysses that there is no impending threat to the community. Parents and guardians are encouraged to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings and their children’s safety.
This case is still under investigation and formal charges have not been filed by the Grant County Attorney’s Office.
The accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law