Two men in Florida face allegations of human trafficking involving minors, according to officials.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Moises Escoto, a 36-year-old youth pastor, and Joel Lutz, a 38-year-old registered foster parent, were arrested in a human trafficking investigation.
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The sheriff’s office said its human trafficking team launched an investigation after a mother reported finding disturbing content on her 16-year-old’s phone.
Investigators discovered that Escoto contacted the victim two years ago on a chat and meetup app called Sniffies. Since initially making contact with the teenager, Escoto allegedly solicited sexually explicit pictures and videos in exchange for money and gifts.
Escoto was also secretly meeting with the victim and engaging in sexual acts, investigators said. He was a youth pastor at Iglesia de Cristo Misionera Mahanaim Church. He was arrested on Feb. 9.
During the investigation, deputies found that Lutz had engaged in sexual acts with a minor he also found on the Sniffies app in exchange for money. Lutz was arrested on Feb. 15 at his job at Outback Steakhouse.
“It is absolutely disgusting that these two men, who were placed in positions of mentorship and trust with children in our community, used online apps to seek out and victimize our youth,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister.
“Unfortunately, we know that predators are constantly on the hunt to ruin the innocence of our community. I urge parents to know where and what their children are doing online at all times. We will not stop searching for these deviants wherever they may be, and we ask for parents and the community to help us protect our precious children.”
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office stated:
Both Moises Escoto and Joel Lutz are facing charges of Human Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Activity, Lewd or Lascivious Battery, Use of Computer Services or Devices to Solicit Certain Illegal Acts, Traveling to Meet Minor After Using Comp Services or Services to Solicit Certain Illegal Acts, Use Of Computer Services For Lewd Or Lascivious Exhibition Defendant Over 18, Transmission Of Harmful Material To Minor, Unlawful Use Of Two-way Communications Device, Unlawful Sexual Activity With A Minor, among other charges.
In another human trafficking bust, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested over 200 suspects and rescued 24 possible human trafficking victims.
The weeklong undercover operation, which began February 6th, led to over 200 arrests.
“213 suspects arrested during ‘Operation Traffic Stop,’ cracking down on human trafficking; we identified 24 potential HT victims,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.
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Homeschooling Parents: CPS Stole Our 7 Happy, Healthy Children!
This is a major warning call.
Think this can’t happen to you?
It’s happening all over our country right now and the stories are mounting.
Let me introduce you to Mark and Terri Stemann.
Mark is a retired 20 year United States Air Force veteran from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Terri was a stay at home mom of 17 years, homeschooling their children.
Mark and Terri have been married for 25 years.
In other words, a wonderful American family, raising their children to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted citizens and not part of the system.
And THAT was the problem.
Suddenly, without warning and without any justifiable cause, they were sent a notice that their oldest daughter was in serious medical risk — a claim that was not supported by any objective data.
In fact, a nurse practitioner issued a report saying the child was in prime physical condition with no issues.
That report didn’t matter.
All 7 children were eventually taken from their home and placed in foster care.
Follow the money.
CPS (Child Protective Services) is incentivized with monetary bonuses the more children they place in Foster Care.
Not with family, or extended family.
Ripping them from good homes, often with no cause.
The story is tragic and I was so happy to have Mark and Terri on my show to tell their story.
First, let me show you what this family looked like before it was upended:
Sure looks happy, healthy and safe to me!
Remember, this is all part of the Marxist destruction of America.
They know the Church and the Family must be destroyed in order for their evil systems to be put in place, so it’s no surprise they are finding new and insidious ways to destroy good families.
Want to know the first clue that this organization does not want to protect families and children?
Simple: just look at the name.
These governmental demons always name their projects the exact opposite of what they actually do.
Exhibit A: The Patriot Act.
Not much is LESS patriotic than the Patriot Act.
It stole so many freedoms from Americans.
Exhibit B: The Affordable Care Act.
It made healthcare costs skyrocket!
Another huge lie.
Exhibit C: Child Protective Services.
I rest my case.
Now please watch our interview here on Rumble and be sure to watch to the end, where we discuss the growing threat to ALL families:
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Mark and Terri have started an organization called Let Our Children Go ( https://letourchildrengo.org ) under the umbrella of The Heritage and Freedom Coalition ( https://h3fc.com ) for exposure and education of what is happening to so many families and for support to children and families being forced to endure this treacherous system.
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