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Chambersburg man charged with human trafficking

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CHAMBERSBURG (WPMT)-The FBI and Chambersburg Police Department arrested a man Wednesday in connection with a  human trafficking case involving  minors, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Albert E. Martinez, 34, of Chambersburg, is charged with sex trafficking of a minor, transportation of an individual to engage in prostitution, and transportation of a minor with the intent to engage in sexual activity.

Prosecutors said Martinez recruited and transported women between the ages of 16 and 18 years old to engage in sex acts in motels in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida and Rhode Island. Martinez allegedly rented motel rooms and posted “escort” advertisements and photographs on a website from Oct. 2013 through Sept. 2014.

Martinez  was arraigned Thursday in Harrisburg before Chief Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson and ordered temporarily detained pending his detention hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this case is to contact the Harrisburg office of the FBI at 717-232-8686.