US couple face 1 year in Dominican jail for human trafficking - Puerto Plata’s Office of the Prosecutor on Sunday requested one year of pre-trial detention against an American couple and three months for a Dominican, charged with forming part a human trafficking network.

U.S. nationals D. G. Bushnell, 63 and S. S. Bushnell, 43, and the Dominican E. M. González were arrested during a raid of their residence where agents found several laptops with webcam, in which Dominican women and gay men providing sexual services through videos.

Puerto Plata’s authorities said the customers paid via the Web with credit cards, noting that four women and one man were rescued during the raid headed by National Police agents.

The prosecutors said the defendants recruited victims in poor Dominican communities, allegedly through the company LUXCANA Inversiones, S.R.L., with which the victims had to sign a contract to receive 15% commission, while the victims were fined as much as  800 pesos if they refused to work.


Dominican Watchdog Note - One wonder what the crime is? Unless the prosecutor will try to extort money from them!!!


Here are a few comments from the local news paper:

 Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 25 Nov 2013 12:30 PM

From: Dominican Republic
Huh??? Where is the trafficking??? As I sit here typing 4 girls are "looking for business". What is the difference other than one signed a work contract?
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Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 25 Nov 2013 12:31 PM
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Written by: Perception, 25 Nov 2013 12:36 PM
From: United States
"Not Enough".

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Written by: danny00, 25 Nov 2013 1:14 PM
From: United States, Santiago, New York and the Beautiful Florida Keys
as i have said many times ....take away the the drug business, sex trade and the shoeshine business they would all starve to death...... guess they could go to work for google.?...... lol
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Written by: leonardo, 26 Nov 2013 9:49 AM
From: Dominican Republic
what's illegal about this ?
Police "rescued" 4 women and one man !?
Where they chained to the Walls or what ?
Ridiculous !!!
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Written by: WalterPolo, 26 Nov 2013 4:02 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
So...police will steal all they have, they will lock'em up for a couple of years and then deport them.

Talk about tropical dream...
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