A known associate of the brutal international gang MS-13 is at-large and wanted for his role in operating an interstate prostitution ring, which also included the trafficking of a documented minor.
Ramon Raudel Campos Murillo, a native of Mexico, who sometimes also goes by Raudel or the alias “Chilango,” is charged with transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Court documents relevant to the fugitive’s known co-conspirators and associates state that for approximately three years between 2009 and 2012, Campos Murillo managed the operation of an interstate prostitution ring that trafficked multiple women and a known minor across state lines to engage in commercial sex acts.
Many of these women were foreign nationals, brought in from all along the eastern seaboard from New York to Virginia.
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Once they had arrived at the Greyhound bus station in Washington, D.C., they were transported to an apartment in Riverdale, Maryland maintained by the enterprise as a brothel.
This illicit operation prostituted more than 100 different women, and operated in multiple locations to include Manassas, Woodbridge, Falls Church, Fairfax, Alexandria, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News, Baltimore and Delaware.
Campos Murillo’s operation typically charged clients $30.00 for 15 minutes of sexual intercourse with the trafficked women, garnering almost half a million dollars in illicit proceeds.
A minor victim was specifically exploited due to the minor’s age.
The victim was advertised to clients of the prostitution ring as being under the age of 18-years-old.
She was initially coerced into the prostitution ring in 2009 at the age of fifteen-years-old, and on the first day, was forced to have sexual relations with 17 customers all across the northern Virginia region to include Alexandria, Falls Church, and Tyson’s Corner.
A warrant was issued for Campos Murillo’s arrest on December 13, 2011, and he has been considered a fugitive since that time.
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