ANCHORAGE - Three Anchorage residents have been arrested and a fourth is wanted following a federal investigation into a sex trafficking scheme that involved 17 women and three girls.
U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said Friday that the traffickers forced the victims into prostitution using alcohol, drugs, threats and money.
Charged in a federal indictment are Sidney Greene, Rand Hooks and Sabil Mumin Mujahid. A fourth suspect, Keyana "Koko" Marshall, is on the loose.
Prosecutors accuse Mujahid and Greene of being the ringleaders. Hooks allegedly owned the Anchorage building where the trafficking took place and Marshall is accused of helping to post photos of the victims on Craigslist.
Loeffler says the online classified service was used to lure men.