Iowa couple arrested for craigslist kidnapping and sexual abuse of victim

Hodza and Sorensen
Hodza and Sorensen

Aldair Hodza and Laura Evelene Sorensen, of Clive, Iowa, were arrested in New Kent County, Virginia early last week. They were arrested at a truck stop when a trucker notified police of suspicious activity in their RV. No, it wasn’t meth, instead police found a malnourished woman. When police separated her from Hodza and Sorenesen she told them that she was being held against her will and was being physically and sexually abused. They were allegedly at the truck stop because Hodza was turning out his victim on craigslist and was there to meet someone who was willing to pay. Hozda even allegedly branded his victim on her back probably marking her as his property. Not surprisingly Hodza is said to have swastika tattoos on his arms. That would probably explain why he thinks so little of other people. This story reminds me a lot of Edward Bagley who kept a woman hostage for years as his personal sex slave, even lending his victim out to friends. He got 20 years.

Special thanks need to go out to truckers who really can be and often are the eyes and ears needed to stop human trafficking.

Also it appears that sex trafficking is returning to craigslist with a vengeance, or maybe it never left. Heaven forfend if craigslist would actually keep their own yard clean by moderating.

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