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Sun Mar 15, 2020, 10:04 PM

Texan who led sex trafficking ring linked to teenager's murder is jailed in Ecuador


Royce Phillips sentenced to 25 years for running gang that groomed and abused young girls from district in Quito

Dan Collyns in Lima

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Fri 13 Mar 2020 11.31 EDTLast modified on Fri 13 Mar 2020 12.36 EDT

An American man has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for leading a sex trafficking ring in Ecuador that was connected to the murder of a 15-year-old girl and the rape, sexual and physical abuse of dozens more.

Royce Phillips, 66, from Texas, and four Ecuadorean co-defendants, were jailed on Wednesday for 25 years and four months, the maximum sentence for people trafficking with the purpose of sexual exploitation.

Phillips, dubbed El Abuelo (“the grandfather”), ran the trafficking ring from his apartment in Quito Tenís, an upmarket neighbourhood in the Ecuadorean capital. Jonathan Paredes, Christian Álvarez, Carlos Erazo and Cristian Giler, who were convicted alongside him, groomed girls outside schools in the poorer district of Comité del Pueblo, in the north of Quito.

The girls were invited to parties, where they were plied with alcohol and drugs. Many of the 13- to 16-years-olds were secretly filmed for pornographic videos.

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/mar/13/texan-who-led-sex-trafficking-ring-linked-to-teenagers-is-jailed-in-ecuador

Might as well take advantage of them because of their poverty, right? Why not? We're number one.



Royce Phillips





Posted on 27 / April / 2019 | REPORTAGE






Ten days later, the suite leased by the American Royce Phillips, alias the 'Grandfather', located in the Quito Tennis sector, was raided. He was detained for investigation for the crime of trafficking for sexual exploitation. The 'Grandfather', a 65-year-old man, was the one who paid Careniña so that together with other recruiters he would visit the schools of the People's Committee sector to conquer young men and women between 13 and 16 years of age and make them participate of group sexual acts and be recorded and photographed.

. . .

The media could not access this place and the police cordoned off the area to prevent photographers from capturing the young people involved in Carolina's death. As it emerged, the time of this call was intended that the media not go to this stage.

In the reconstruction of the events of April 24 at midnight, Careniña, Antoni and two underage girls participated. One of them said that she saw Carolina on the floor and without vital signs when she arrived at the home of Careniña's mother on the morning of August 26, where the murder was allegedly committed. He reported that he took his pulse and could not find him. The other, Antoni's girlfriend was present in the last hours of Carolina's life but did not give further details. Antoni stated that he had consensual sexual relations with Carolina but that on the morning of August 26, while returning from the bathroom, he saw Careniña with his arm around the neck of the 15-year-old girl. There were contradictions and mutual accusations.

. . .

The exhumation of the remains of Carolina A.'s body was handed over to the Specialized Prosecutor for Gender Violence on April 5 and concluded that the main cause of death for the 15-year-old girl it was due to "suffocation due to obstruction of the mouth and nose" and as the basic cause of death, "suffocation".

. . .

The 25-page report includes seven conclusions and establishes that Carolina's manner of death was "violent" and from a medically legal point of view "probably or certainly homicidal."

He details that the “violent and forceful” injuries to his genitals occurred “pre-morten” (before death occurred) and, due to their characteristics, the forensic exhumation, they assert, were produced without the consent of the victim.

Carolina's body presented a series of injuries: On her face she had excoriations on her cheeks, as well as on her abdomen, lumbar region and on her knees, in one of them due to a possible fall.

(Google translation from Spanish.)

https://www.milhojas.is/612539-pagina.html

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Account in Spanish of how Texan Royce Phillips conducted his "business" with school children in Ecuador.

Copy and past the address in Google Translate:

https://www.milhojas.is/612556-pagina.html

Another rich monster with money to use to destroy lives of helpless people. How noble.

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Reply Texan who led sex trafficking ring linked to teenager's murder is jailed in Ecuador (Original post)
Judi Lynn Mar 2020 OP
spooky3 Mar 2020 #1
Judi Lynn Mar 2020 #2
marble falls Mar 2020 #5
keithbvadu2 Mar 2020 #3
2naSalit Mar 2020 #4
CanonRay Mar 2020 #6
Judi Lynn Mar 2020 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 10:06 PM

1. He seems nice.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 10:10 PM

2. Bless his heart! n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 10:21 PM

5. "Well, other than that "young girl" thing of his... I tole Marlene Joy if I heard she wuz over ta ..

Royce's place she could jus' tell that little cuttin' pony she's bin wantin' gudbah!"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 10:11 PM

3. Probably safer in an Ecuadoran jail than under Barr's 'protection' in an American jail?

Probably safer in an Ecuadoran jail than under Barr's 'protection' in an American jail?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 10:12 PM

4. Good!

Better he be in prison there, much nastier conditions than anything here, and not on our dime. Hope he rots in there.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 10:40 PM

6. How much did he give to the GOP?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 11:26 PM

7. From a year ago, article contains video showing Phillips talking with young men in hotel room:

Quito, Ecuador: Texas Oilman Detained and investigated for trafficking and sexual exploitation
Posted on March 30, 2019


Quito, Ecuador: Texas Oilman Detained and investigated for trafficking and sexual exploitation
Posted on March 30, 2019 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Latin America News
CASE MAY HAVE CONNECTIONS TO RAPE AND DEATH OF FIFTEEN YEAR OLD FEMALE

Sources: Vistazo.com, Extra.ec, Elcomercio.com, Expreso.ec,Twitter.com, Facebook.com, Linkedin.com

On August 26, 2018, the lifeless body of fifteen year old Carolina Andrango was found in a vacant lot located in Comité del Pueblo, a neighborhood of Quito. Apparently she had been a victim of rape and sexual abuse. Her mother gave her permission to go out on August 25th, but never returned home. She also stated that days before her daughter’s death, she had revealed to her mother information about a man named ‘El Abuelo’. Also, the mother reported that friends of the victim, the man named ‘El Abuelo’ could possibly be involved with a network that recruited adolescents for sexual purposes.

Between March 16, 2019 and March 26, 2019, authorities became aware of five legal age Ecuadorians and two minors along with a U.S. male identified as ‘el abuelo -the grandfather’ (Royce Dale Phillips – Age 65) that could be involved in a sex trafficking ring. Officials believed that the group may have been luring teenagers to parties at the American’s residence in an upscale area called Quito Tenis. While in the residence victims were provided alcohol and after intoxicated, group sex would be encouraged while pictures and videos were made of the participants. Press reports state Royce Phillips paid young recruiters to locate potential victims to locate girls between 13 and 16 years old.

During the afternoon of March 26th, police raided Royce Philips residence and took him and several others into custody. Also, substantial amounts of evidence was obtained including cell phones, cameras, laptops and biological evidence. Sex toys and cash were also located by criminologists at the scene.

. . .

The following video was located on Twitter. The non-verified video is believed to be suspect Royce Phillips meeting with a group of young men.




https://latinamericacurrentevents.com/quito-ecuador-texas-oilman-detained-and-investigated-for-trafficking-and-sexual-exploitation/40194/

Super creepy. Yuck, barf, wheeze.

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