Jailhouse calls lead to woman charged with witness tampering in human trafficking case

Recorded jail conversations with a human trafficking defendant has landed a woman in hot water and facing charges.

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and Miami Springs Police Chief Armando Guzman announced the arrest of 32-year-old Junet Infante-Madruga for her alleged involvement in an attempt to have a 19-year-old human trafficking victim change statements that she made to police.

The investigators said there was a plan to destroy possible electronic evidence.

Investigators said Infante-Madruga’s conversations with defendant Raul Antonio Jimenez-Rodriguez, who is facing multiple charges that stem from a January arrest, outlined ways to destroy evidence against Jimenez-Rodriguez.

Investigators said there were also instructions on how to intimidate the 19-year-old trafficking victim into recanting her previous statements by threatening her family.

On Jan. 22, Jimenez-Rodriguez and 30-year-old Grettel Caceres-Crego were arrested at the South River Suites hotel in Medley. Both are facing multiple charges stemming from human trafficking and prostitution.

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