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Revisiting The Neighborhood of The Easton Brothel

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EASTON, Md. - The leaders of a local prostitution ring reaching from Annapolis to Easton were recently convicted of trafficking women across state lines for sex.

Less than a 10 minute walk from the high end shops and family restaurants in Downtown Easton, police say they discovered a brothel, but for residents, prostitutes were never something they thought they'd see on the shopping list.

"No, I would've never expected that.  It was a shock," says Brenda Stango, a resident and shop owner in the town.

In 2010, authorities raided a home on East Dover Street in Easton.  Inside, they found Isidoro Jimenez Sanchez, Wilber Alejandro Herrera-Aranda, and a woman; all three, undocumented immigrants.  Jiminez-Sanchez was sentenced to a year and a day for transporting prostitutes, and upon completing his sentience, was deported for from the U.S. to his native Mexico.  herrera-Aranda was sentenced to 18 months in prison and later deported.  The woman, who was found to be a victim of human trafficking, was charged with prostitution-business.

Nearly three years later, WMDT returned to neighborhood of the former house of ill repute.  While locals remember the once busy business housed in the building, they say prostitution hasn't been much of an issue since the doors shut. 

"I've been in business downtown for about 4 years and I've never heard of that being a problem," says Brenda Stango.

German de Jesus Ventura, the ringleader of the operation has been convicted of conspiring to transport and entice females to travel interstate for prostitution; transporting females for prostitution; enticing females to travel interstate for prostitution; sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion; and possessing a gun in furtherance of sex trafficking.  

According to authorities, the operation reportedly lasted from at least March 2008 through November 2010.

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