~ Rog pre-trial detention was suspended ~
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The suspects E.R.M. (Tochie) (65) and D.F. (54) will remain in pre-trial detention for another 60 days. This is what the Judge of Instruction decided on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 after the closed door session that had taken place on Monday, November 21, 2016.
M. and F. were arrested on November 1, 2016 during searches held at the brothels El Capitan and Petit Chateau and M’s house in the investigation code-named Pompei.
E.R.M. and D.F. are suspected of human trafficking (exploitation of girls working at brothels – “animeermeisjes”), illegal confinement (locking up the girls), illegal employment and human smuggling.
These criminal fact were committed between January 2014 and November 2016
The pre-trial detention of a third suspect in the same investigation, L.M.A.R. (50) has been suspended by the Judge of Instruction. However she must remain available at all times for the ongoing investigation, is not allowed to have contact with the other suspects, is not allowed to leave the island and must refrain from having contact with employees of El Capitan and Petit Chateau.
R. is still a suspect in the ongoing Pompei-investigation.