The Human Trafficking Task Force comprised of the Delaware State Police, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Delaware Department of Justice have arrested a Georgetown man in connection with human trafficking.
GEORGETOWN: Police say on Thursday April 6, 2017, Jorge Arcinieja, 55 of Georgetown was arrested after a lengthy investigation into an alleged prostitution operation being conducted out of a mobile home located at 36 Garden Circle in the County Seat Mobile Home Park.
According to police spokesman, Gary Fournier, upon conducting surveillance on the home, detectives were able to obtain a search warrant on the residence after observing numerous vehicles and men frequent the home for a short period of time before leaving. When detectives and investigators entered the house, Arcinieja attempted to flee out of the rear door, but was taken into custody without further incident. A 25-year-old female, who was determined to be from the Dominican Republic, was located in a bedroom along with various items used in commercial sex trade.
Through the investigation it was determined that the female victim was transported to the Garden Circle location from outside of Delaware and was confined to a bedroom where she was forced to perform illicit acts with men visiting the home.
Jorge Arcinieja was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with Human Trafficking – Sexual Servitude, Trafficking an Individual, and Conspiracy 2nd. He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $250,000.00 cash bond.
Temporary lodging was established for the female victim by the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit.
To protect the integrity of the investigation, information regarding the circumstances surrounding how the female became involved in the operation is being withheld.
Investigators are attempting to identify additional individuals involved in the operation. Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation are asked to contact Detective J. Rowley at 302-752-3801. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.