October 18, 2016
Over the weekend, Atlanta Police arrested Arthur Lee Coleman III, 26, and Karla Michelle Quiros Alsina, 20. The pair remained at large after Orlando Police announced last week they had arrested two other conspirators who trafficked 14 and 15-year old sisters. All four are being charged with first degree murder of the 14-year-old who they reportedly trafficked and drugged. She died in August from a drug overdose.
Orlando Police Chief, John Mina took to Twitter to thank Atlanta Police for arresting the two fugitives.
Last week, Florida Abolitionist Executive Director, Tomas Lares was interviewed by Fox 35 Orlando regarding this case.
While we are grateful for law enforcement seeing that justice is done, we grieve for the needless loss of life and exploitation the sisters experienced. The two were lured by the group and promised that they could make a lot of money. If only they had known that this is one of the many tricks traffickers use to exploit their victims.
What if every teenager in Florida knew the schemes these traffickers use? We would see far fewer victims. This is why Florida Abolitionist is partnering with Orange County Schools to bring education to students throughout the county. We are excited about this opportunity but it is not enough.
You can make a difference by helping spread the word that human trafficking is real and it is happening right in our community. Share this article, tell a friend, talk to your children. It could literally save lives.
Thank you to everyone who assisted in seeing justice be done for these victims. We are grateful to those who shared the pictures of the two who were still at large and anyone who reported tips to the Crimeline.
Please join us in praying for the family of the 15 year-old who was recovered last week. She is safe but has a long road of healing ahead of her.
Two Traffickers Arrested – FA original article