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First human trafficking arrest made
Case involves 16-year-old girl
Isais Federico Dalano-Gabriel was charged with trafficking for forced labor.
A man has been charged with bringing a 16-year-old girl across state lines for the purposes of forcing her into servitude.“It’s our first case of human trafficking here,” said sheriff’s investigator Jody Cavanaugh of the arrest of Isais Federico Dalano-Gabriel, 40, who was jailed over the weekend and charged with trafficking for forced labor. The felony could cost him up to six years in prison.Cavanaugh said he was contacted by federal immigration agents and members of Homeland Security and told they had information Gabriel had transported the girl here from Charleston, S.C., with plans to force her to work.“She was told the cost of their trip would cost $1,000 and she would have to work at a specified location in McMinnville to pay the debt,” Cavanaugh said, noting the place in question was a local restaurant. It is not alleged the girl was forced into sexual activity.Cavanaugh said the girl and Gabriel were found at a residence on Cascade Avenue.