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Woman caught at New Kent truck stop pleads guilty in sex trafficking, torture case

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Posted at 3:26 PM, May 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-01 15:26:24-04

Richmond, Va. – One of two people charged in a sex trafficking case after being caught at a New Kent County truck stop pleaded guilty in court on Friday, according to a report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Laura Sorensen, 31, was arrested along with Aldair Hodza, 36, on January 6th after a truck driver reported suspicious activity at an RV parked at the Pilot gas station on Route 106 near I-64.

Police found Sorensen and Hodza in the RV, along with a 20-year-old woman.

Court documents revealed that the woman had been taken by the couple in Iowa and forced on a road trip to Virginia to visit Hodza’s daughter in Virginia Beach.

Throughout the course of the trip, the victim was forced into prostitution to pay for food and gas.

She also detailed physical abuse at the hands of her captors and was found with numerous burns and wounds on her body.

As part of a plea deal, Sorensen pleaded guilty in court on Friday to federal charges of sex trafficking and transporting a person for sex.

The agreement carries 35 years in prison. She will be formally sentenced on August 14th.

Aldair Hodza is expected to also plead guilty as part of a deal on Friday afternoon.

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