November 30, 2022

Former Mexico City Political Party Director Arrested for Human Trafficking

A former political party director wanted by Mexican authorities and Interpol was arrested Wednesday in connection with a human trafficking ring involved in the prostitution of women in Mexico City.

Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez De La Torre was at his home when police investigators assigned to the Mexico City attorney general’s office took him into police custody without incident.

He is charged with attempted human trafficking in its form of aggravated sexual exploitation, human trafficking in its form of aggravated false advertising and criminal association.

“The coordinated intelligence work between the Attorney General’s Office for the Trafficking in Persons Investigation, the National Intelligence Center and the Special Response and Intervention Group resulted in the seizure of the said person,” said Thursday. Mexico City Attorney General’s Office in a statement.

Gutiérrez De La Torre was criticized on April 2, 2014 when MSV Noticias news radio broadcast an investigative report on young women between the ages of 18 and 32 who were hired through deceptive job offers for a network of prostitution that he would have exploited.

Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez De La Torre, who was the director of the Institutional Revolutionary Party in Mexico City, was arrested by Mexican authorities on Wednesday. He is accused of having run a network of human trafficking and prostitution from the headquarters of the political party in the national capital.

As director of the Institutional Revolutionary Party in Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez De La Torre hired women aged 18 to 32 for monthly salaries ranging from 8,000 to 14,000 Mexican pesos.

As director of the Institutional Revolutionary Party in Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez De La Torre hired women aged 18 to 32 for monthly salaries ranging from 8,000 to 14,000 Mexican pesos.

Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez De La Torre was escorted by police on Wednesday following his arrest.  His lawyer Lazaro Tapía told Radio Formula on Thursday that the arrest

Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez De La Torre was escorted by police on Wednesday following his arrest. His lawyer Lazaro Tapía told Radio Formula on Thursday that the arrest “was illegal”.

The classifieds offered posts of hostess, receptionist or administrative assistant at the headquarters of the Institutional Revolutionary Party with monthly salaries ranging from 8,000 to 14,000 Mexican pesos.

The party served as president in Mexico from 1929 to 2000. Those hired distributed meeting agendas and escorted politicians and businessmen to their seats.

However, a journalist from MSV Noticias infiltrated and responded to a hostess who had opened up to the office of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. She secretly recorded a conversation with one of the women who had been hired and admitted that she was obligated to provide “oral or vaginal” sex to her boss, Gutiérrez De La Torre.

The woman told the reporter that she could eventually take home 11,000 Mexican pesos – tax-free – per month in addition to tips.

Claudia Priscila Martínez González is one of the four other employees of the office of the Institutional Revolutionary Party in Mexico City, accused of having led a network of human trafficking and prostitution.

Claudia Priscila Martínez González is one of the four other employees of the office of the Institutional Revolutionary Party in Mexico City, accused of having led a network of human trafficking and prostitution.

The Institutional Revolutionary Party cut ties with Gutiérrez De La Torre a few hours after the scandal broke.

Three women testified to authorities that they were required to wear skirts, dresses and heels, and that they were required to have sex with Gutiérrez De La Torres.

Arrest warrants were issued in March for four other people also charged with human trafficking and prostitution ring.

Former Senate candidate Claudia Priscila Martínez González was arrested on September 8, 2021 in Mexico, and charged with human trafficking and criminal association.

Sandra Vaca, Congressman of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, is wanted for leading a network of human trafficking and prostitution in Mexico

Sandra Vaca, Congressman of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, is wanted for leading a network of human trafficking and prostitution in Mexico

The office assistant of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, Adriana Rodríguez Regalado, was arrested on March 11.  She was reportedly tasked with leading the recruitment of women who were then forced to have sex with former <a class=party leader Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez de la Torre.” class=”blkBorder img-share” style=”max-width:100%” />

The office assistant of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, Adriana Rodríguez Regalado, was arrested on March 11. She was reportedly tasked with leading the recruitment of women who were then forced to have sex with former party leader Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez de la Torre.

Former financial director of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, Roberto Zamorano, still at large

Former financial director of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, Roberto Zamorano, still at large

Prosecutors found she oversaw the publication of job listings in newspapers and online sites.

Office assistant Adriana Rodríguez Regalado was arrested on March 11. She was reportedly tasked with leading the recruitment of women forced to have sex with Gutiérrez de la Torre.

Institutional Revolutionary Party MP Sandra Esther Vaca Cortés and the party’s former finance director Roberto Zamorano are still at large.

The former head of the Institutional Revolutionary Party of Mexico managed to avoid his arrest before being finally captured on Wednesday evening.

Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez de la Torre, who was the head of the Institutional Revolutionary Party of Mexico, was arrested on Wednesday for leading a network of human trafficking and prostitution outside the political party's headquarters.

Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez de la Torre, who was the leader of the Institutional Revolutionary Party of Mexico, was arrested on Wednesday for leading a network of human trafficking and prostitution outside the political party’s headquarters.

A judge in Mexico City signed an arrest warrant for him on March 2, but lawyers for Gutiérrez de la Torre blocked the order.

However, the Mexico City Fifth District court accepted a request from the Mexico City attorney general’s office to review the order that was blocked on December 12. Gutiérrez de la Torre’s legal team responded with a second filing to block the order to ensure he would not be apprehended.

“The arrest of Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez de la Torre was illegal. The police have overstepped (their limits), “his lawyer Lazaro Tapía told Radio Formula on Thursday.” They should have respected the amparo (blockade) that we have had since October 14 which prevented the authorities from arresting him. ”