(Manchester) The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office has rescued a victim of sex trafficking. Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call on the evening of November 28 from a juvenile runaway who reported that she had escaped from a residence where she was being trafficked. The victim was located at the side of the road by a deputy. She was able to provide enough information that authorities were able to figure out where the offenses had occurred. The next day, a search warrant was executed at W2964 County Line Road in the Town of Manchester.
Six men believed to be undocumented immigrants from Guatemala are facing charges of Second Degree Sexual Assault. Those arrested include: 33-year-old Esler Hugo Rivera, 28-year-old Rolando Corado Gonzalez, 40-year-old Avelino Sarceno-Sarceno, 37-year-old Ember Rivera and 28-year-old Noe Bautista-Martinez, along with 31-year-old Evis Amabilio Garcia-Rivera who is believed to be the one primarily responsible for trafficking the child.
Authorities reportedly uncovered a large amount evidence believed to be connected to the assault of the juvenile. The suspects have all made court appearances, and they are currently being held at the Green Lake County Correctional Facility on cash bonds that range from $20-thousand dollars to $50-thousand dollars. The incident remains under investigation by the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigations of the Wisconsin Department of Justice.