Summary: Severiano Martinez-Rojas is wanted for his alleged participation in a sex trafficking ring. Beginning in approximately 2006, Martinez-Rojas and others allegedly began illegally bringing young girls from Mexico and Guatemala to the Atlanta, Georgia, area with the promise of giving them a better life.
Once in the United States, the girls were forced to work as prostitutes. On April 10, 2013, Martinez-Rojas was indicted on sex trafficking and related charges. On May 14, 2013, he was charged with additional sex trafficking and related charges in a superseding indictment.
On May 15, 2013, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Martinez-Rojas in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, after he was charged with sex trafficking and encouraging and inducing illegal entry. Martinez-Rojas speaks Spanish and has ties to Mexico.
Crimes: Sex Trafficking; Encouraging and Inducing Illegal Entry
Aliases: Negro, Gato, Severiano Martinez Rojas
Date(s) of Birth Used: February 21, 1965
Place of Birth: Mexico
Weight: 165 pounds