Woman sentenced in NM human trafficking case

April 1, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced by a judge in Albuquerque to jail time already served plus probation in a human trafficking case that began with a report of forced prostitution.

Attorney [auth] General Gary King’s Office says the sentencing of 26-year-old Elizabeth Gade (GAY’-dee) on Monday by District Judge Benjamin Chavez concludes a notorious human trafficking case.

Gade pleaded no-contest to promoting prostitution and being an accomplice to human trafficking.

Chavez sentenced Gade to 4.5 years behind bars but suspended 3.5 years of the term. Gade has already served the rest.

Gade and Justin Grill were indicted in 2010.

The case resulted from an investigation launched when a woman told police she’d escaped after being held captive by Grills and that he’d forced her into prostitution with help from Gade.

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