Mexican Madam Gets 10 Years in Prison

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2009  |  Updated 8:30 AM EDT
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Mexican Madam Gets 10 Years in Prison

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A three-day roundup of prostitution operations has resulted in 642 arrests and the rescue of 47 children.

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The matriarch of a family-run prostitution ring operating out of Brooklyn and Queens has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Authorities say the enterprise smuggled women from Mexico to New York, where they were sometimes violently coerced to perform sex acts.
    
Consuelo Carreto Valencia had pleaded guilty in Brooklyn last July to one sex-trafficking count.

Valencia was accused of beating the women to enforce discipline and maintained custody of their young children in her home.

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