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2017-07-19 / Front Page

Siblings face sex trafficking charges

BY BEN ORCUTT CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Sergio Luna Alvarado (left) and Alicia Luna Alvarado Sergio Luna Alvarado (left) and Alicia Luna Alvarado A Chesterfield County brother and sister are being held without bond after being charged with sex trafficking and related crimes.

Sergio Luna Alvarado, 25, and Alicia Luna Alvarado, 27, both of the 6100 block of Walderbrook Road, were arrested on June 8 and are scheduled to appear in Chesterfield County General District Court on Sept. 13 for preliminary hearings.

Sergio Luna Alvarado faces felony charges of sex trafficking with the intent to receive money, receiving money from prostitution, conspiring to take a person into a bawdy house for prostitution, taking a person into a bawdy house for prostitution, and with Class 1 misdemeanors of use of a vehicle to aid in prostitution and keeping or residing in a bawdy house.

If convicted on all charges, Sergio Luna Alvarado faces a maximum punishment of 40 years in prison, 24 months in jail and fines up to $205,000.


Chesterfield Police arrested Sergio Luna Alvarado and Alicia Luna Alvarado on charges of sex-trafficking at their home in the 6100 block of Walderbrook Road. 
BEN ORCUTT Chesterfield Police arrested Sergio Luna Alvarado and Alicia Luna Alvarado on charges of sex-trafficking at their home in the 6100 block of Walderbrook Road. BEN ORCUTT Alicia Luna Alvarado is charged with sex trafficking with the intent to receive money, taking a person to a bawdy house for the purpose of prostitution, conspiring to take a person into a bawdy house for the purpose of prostitution, taking money from a person engaged in prostitution and a Class 1 misdemeanor of keeping or residing in a bawdy house.

Alicia Luna Alvarado faces a maximum punishment of 40 years in prison, 12 months in jail and fines up to $202,500.

Court records indicate that the two had lived in the community for a year and neither were employed. Neither has a prior criminal record.

A search warrant executed by authorities at the Walderbrook residence is sealed, according to a deputy circuit court clerk. Chesterfield Police are not releasing further information at this time.

The neighborhood where the alleged sex trafficking occurred is less than a mile from J.A. Chalkley Elementary School.

Fifty-year-old Donnell Randolph, who has lived in the neighborhood for 25 years, said it was obvious something unusual was going on at the residence in question.

“I wasn’t shocked, because we had seen people going back and forth,” Randolph said. “We assumed what they were doing, but you wouldn’t know it. You literally had to sit out here and watch.”

Men would park down the street and walk to the residence where the prostitution was occurring, Randolph said.

“I knew that the police [were] watching,” he said. “I’m relieved.”

Carolyn Frazier, 56, who has lived in the neighborhood for five years, said she too is relieved that the suspects have been arrested.

“They need to get out of the neighborhood,” she said of the suspects. “We got kids around here. … It’s unreal. They need to take this mess somewhere else.” ¦

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