(CBS News) A Mountain View man and his sister allegedly helped bring Guatemalan families and teens to the United States illegally, only to ensnare them in a scheme of forced sex and labor trafficking.
Police were called to an apartment in the 1900 block of Latham Street after a report of sexual assault involving a teenage girl.
When they arrived, they found several Guatemalan families living inside the two-bedroom and learned they were illegally brought into U.S. by the man who rented the apartment, Carlos Garza, aka Gabino Galvez and Mynor Tobar.
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Once in Mountain View, Garza, 33, would “intimidate, threaten and scare them into obedience, creating a culture of fear,” according to police.