Minneapolis, Minnesota - One of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) 10 most wanted human trafficking fugitives was arrested, by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents in Chicago, while he was leaving a hospital in Gary, Indiana, on Friday afternoon.
Jamal Moore, 33, is currently wanted in Hennepin County (Minneapolis) Minnesota on a state charge of promoting prostitution of a minor. A bench warrant was issued after Moore failed to appear for a pre-trial court date to face the charge in January 2013. The bench warrant was issued via the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.
Moore’s arrest Friday resulted from a tip that he had recently checked into a Gary, Indiana hospital under an assumed name.
This case was initiated in August of 2012 after information was obtained that a juvenile girl was posted online for the purposes of commercial sex acts. HSI St. Paul and the Minneapolis Police Department, responding to the tip, rescued a juvenile female from a local hotel room.
In addition to the charge of promoting prostitution, Moore is wanted in Minnesota on a second charge of felony domestic assault. Moore will be extradited to Minnesota to face these charges.