Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and William J. Bratton, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York (“NYPD”), announced the arrests of MARIA SOLY ALMONTE, a/k/a “Soly Almonte,” a/k/a “Soly La Fuerte,” a/k/a “SoSo,” a/k/a “SoSo Wavy,” a/k/a “Soly Montana,” DAWITT DYKES, a/k/a “Daweezy,” a/k/a “Dawezzy,” MARIA MAGDALENA ALMONTE, DARLENE DELEON, and GABRIELY M. JOSE, a/k/a “Gabriela Vuitton,” a/k/a “Gabby,” on charges of sex trafficking of minors, sex trafficking conspiracy, use of interstate commerce to promote illegal activity, enticement of a minor, and receipt and possession of child pornography. The sixth defendant, VETTHYA ALCIUS, a/k/a “Theiya Cole,” remains at large.
|Count||Defendants||Charge||Mandatory Minimum Prison Term||Maximum Prison Term|
|One||MARIA SOLY ALMONTE, ALCIUS, DYKES, DELEON, and JOSE||Sex Trafficking Conspiracy||15 years||Life|
|Two||MARIA SOLY ALMONTE, ALCIUS, DYKES, DELEON, and JOSE||Sex Trafficking of a Minor||15 years||Life|
|Three||MARIA SOLY ALMONTE, ALCIUS, DYKES, MARIA MAGDALENA ALMONTE, DELEON, and JOSE||Use of Interstate Commerce to Promote Unlawful Activity||5 Years|
|Four||ALCIUS||Enticement of a Minor||10 years||Life|
|Five||ALCIUS||Receipt of Child Pornography||5 years||Life|
|Six||ALCIUS||Possession of Child Pornography||10 years|