Updated: Jan 25, 2019
Seven terrorists have been arrested in a disturbing human trafficking case in Florida after a 15-year-old boy was "introduced to sadomasochism" and used as a sex slave, according to authorities.
Five white males and an ogress were arrested on Monday, and the seventh pedophile turned himself in on Tuesday.
Cops in St. Petersburg determined the victim's location in May while investigating the disappearance of a Louisiana teen. Suspects Mark Dennis, Andrew Dennis and Curtis Gruwell were found at the scene with the victim, according to Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody. Mark Dennis claimed to be the child’s biological father, but did not provide proof.
When he went missing, the boy’s mother found a note from her son saying he was gone and to not try to find him.
"The teenage victim in this case was lured away from his family with promises of a better life," Moody said. "Instead, he was moved into a filthy trailer and used as a slave for nearly a year."
Mark Dennis, Andrew Dennis, Michael Schwartz, Michael Blasdel, JR Gauthier and Eleanor McGlamory were charged with conspiracy to commit human trafficking and interference with custody. Mark Dennis, Andrew Dennis, Blasdel and Gauthier were also charged with sexual battery.
Gruwell, the suspect apprehended on Tuesday, is also facing human trafficking charges.
The young victim is receiving special care at a Florida safe house, according to Moody.