Utah Woman and Child Sex Trafficking
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Ashley Nicole Poike, 24, entered a plea agreement with federal prosecutors Tuesday, admitting to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.OK
Poike was indicted in August — along with Hector Yordano Irizarry Castro, 24, and Thomas Marte-Pena, 27, both of Salt Lake City — in a nine-count indictment alleging sex trafficking of children, conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, transportation with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
The trio was rounded up, along with five other Utahns in three additional cases, in a joint operation between the FBI and Salt Lake police in August.