by Sam Hieb
Winston-Salem Journal reports:
When Winston-Salem police and a federal agent searched a house in the 4300 block of Robinhood Road last March, they found a naked woman lying on a mattress, a federal court document shows.
The woman told the investigators that she was Mexican national and had entered the United States illegally. She said she was forced to work as a prostitute after she was fired from her job cleaning houses in Raleigh.
“She claimed to have provided commercial sexual services to numerous men throughout her stay,” the document says.
The woman said she had been at the house, which is between Shattalon Drive and Milhaven Road, for three days.
The Journal digs into the federal court records of the madame, Ondina Lizeht Alonso-Hernandez, who was charged with human trafficking in 2010:
A year later, Alonso-Hernandez pleaded guilty to that charge in U.S. District Court in Greensboro. Her attorney, Stacy Rubain of Winston-Salem told Judge Catherine Eagles that Alonso-Hernandez grew up in Honduras, where her father physically abused her, her mother and her brothers, according to another document.
“I am not proud of what I did,” Alonzo-Hernandez said, according to transcript of her court hearing. “I am truly repentant for it. We are all human beings, and I think as human beings, we all do make mistakes.”
Eagles then sentenced Alonso-Hernandez to serve three years in prison, put her on two years of supervised probation after she is released and ordered her to surrender to a federal immigration officer to be deported, a court record shows.
The way the Journal describes it I assume Alonso-Hernandez is still in jail, though that would mean she served her full three years. At any rate, she’s obviously still in the business and not overly concerned about supervised probation or surrendering to immigration officers to be deported.