A Philadelphia judge has imposed sentence in a human trafficking, theft, and abuse case, saying he simply can not imagine how the defendants, or any human beings, could inflict such cruel abuse on others.
A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison as part of a plea deal for his role in a human trafficking and torture case.
Defendants Michael and Tamara Rhoades, and Steven Mills each have pleaded guilty in a stunning and depraved human trafficking, assault and torture case in North Philadelphia.
Police say a woman from Pittsburgh was lured to Philadelphia and then later held hostage, beaten and set on fire by people she lived with.
Prosecutors say a North Philadelphia couple is facing numerous charges for assaults on two victims. One of the victims — a 20-year-old woman — was doused with flammable liquid and set on fire.