United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Richmond Division
SCHORK, ESQ. Amy L. Austin, Esq. Counsel for Aldair Hodza
J.BOENTE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
Mastandrea Miller Heather L. Hart Dominick S. Gerace
Assistant United States Attorneys
parties stipulate that the allegations in Counts One and Two
of the pending Criminal Indictment and the following facts
are true and correct and that had the matter gone to trial,
the United States could have proven each of them beyond a
reasonable doubt. All of the events described herein occurred
in the Eastern District of Virginia and elsewhere within the
jurisdiction of this court.
on or about December 19, 2014, through on or about January 6,
2015, the defendants, ALDAIR HODZA and LAURA SORENSEN, did
knowingly recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain
and maintain a person, to wit: J.B., in and affecting
interstate and foreign commerce, and did aid and abet each
other in doing so, knowing and in reckless disregard of the
fact that force, threats of force, fraud, and coercion would
be used to cause J.B. to engage in a commercial sex act as
set forth in Count One of the Indictment in violation of
Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1591(a) and 2; and
from on or about December 19, 2014, through on or about
January 6, 2015, the defendants, ALDAIR HODZA and LAURA
SORENSEN, did knowingly transport an individual, to wit:
J.B., in interstate and foreign commerce, and did aid and
abet each other in doing so, with the intent that J.B. engage
in prostitution and sexual activity for which any person can
be charged with a criminal offense as set forth in Count Two
of the Criminal Indictment in violation of Title 18, United
States Code, Sections 2421 and 2.
Prior to December 19, 2014, the defendants entered into an
agreement with one another to approach the victim, J.B., to
get her to come to their recreational vehicle (hereafter,
R.V.). On December 19, 2014, SORENSEN drove to J.B.'s
home and asked her if she wanted to hang out and play cards
with the defendants and SORENSEN's younger sister in the
R.V. SORENSEN's younger sister and J.B. have been friends
agreed to accompany SORENSEN back to the R.V. where HODZA was
waiting. Once in the R.V., J.B. realized that SORENSEN's
younger sister was not present. HODZA and SORENSEN told J.B.
that no cell phones were allowed in the "home," and
took J.B.'s phone away from her. At some point the
defendants advised J.B. that she was going to be punished by
SORENSEN and HODZA. J.B. was then forced by the pair to
consume alcohol and smoke marijuana. Shortly thereafter, J.B.
was sexually assaulted by both HODZA and SORENSEN.
After telling J.B. that she was no longer free to leave,
HODZA and SORENSEN instructed J.B. to refer to them as
"Master" and "Mistress." They later
instructed J.B. to refer to them as "Enforcer" and
"Handler." J.B. was told that she would be required
to engage in sex for money, and HODZA and SORENSEN began
referring to J.B. as "Aurora."
SORENSEN took explicit photographs of J.B., which she posted
on Centralist using SORENSEN's cell phone. Through text
messages and phone calls, HODZA and SORENSEN made
arrangements for J.B. to meet with men in Iowa and engage in
sexual acts for money.
Between December 19, 2014 and December 24, 2014, HODZA drove
SORENSEN and J.B. to various locations in Iowa to meet with
men who had responded to the ads posted by SORENSEN. SORENSEN
was in charge of negotiating the fees for various sex acts,
and remained in the room with the men and J.B. while J.B.
performed the sex acts. SORENSEN always collected and kept
all of the money that J.B. earned for the sex acts.
While J.B. was being held captive in the R.V. in Iowa, a dog
belonging to SORENSEN and HODZA attacked their cat. In
response, HODZA slit the dog's throat and threw the dog
out of the R.V. where it lay dying. The next morning, the dog
was still alive but whimpering. The dog was brought back into
the R.V., and HODZA and SORENSEN subsequently obtained a
firearm from a relative of SORENSEN's. HODZA then shot
the dog and put it in a burn pile in the back of the
residence where the R.V. was parked.
December 24, 2014, SORENSEN drove J.B. to her father's
nearby residence to pick up Christmas presents for J.B's
family. SORENSEN remained with J.B. the entire time they were
inside the residence. J.B.'s father was never told that
J.B. was going to be brought to Virginia. Other than ...