ICE: MS-13 gang member wanted for trafficking women, minor throughout Va.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSET) -- A documented associate of the MS-13 gang is at large and wanted for his role in operating an interstate prostitution ring, which included trafficking a known minor.
ICE issued a release asking for help finding Ramon Raudel Campos Murillo, a native of Mexico, who sometimes also goes by Raudel or the alias "Chilango."
He's charged with transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Court documents show for approximately three years between 2009-2012, 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 the women were foreign nationals, brought in from all along the eastern seaboard from New York to Virginia.
ICE said once they had arrived at the Greyhound bus station in D.C., they were taken to an apartment in Maryland, maintained by the gang as a brothel.
Officials said the operation prostituted more than 100 different women and operated in multiple locations that included multiple cities in Virginia.
Campos Murillo’s operation typically charged clients $30 for 15 minutes of sexual intercourse with the trafficked women, garnering almost half a million dollars in illicit proceeds, ICE said.
They said the 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.
ICE said she was coerced into the prostitution ring in 2009 when she was 15 and on the first day was forced to have sex with 17 customers all across the northern Virginia region.
A warrant was issued for Campos Murillo’s arrest on December 13, 2011, and he has been considered a fugitive since that time.
He's described as 40-years-old, 5-foot-6, and approximately 200 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.
If you have information on Campos Murillo's whereabouts, please contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2ICE or online here.