Shocking news has been revealed when confidential records were unsealed on Thursday. Son of designer Rachel Allan has been indicted for his involvement in a sex trafficking ring in Chicago.
About the crime
It is alleged by Chicago’s Human Trafficking Unit that Mohit Tandon, along with 20 others, was arrested for running a massive sex trafficking ring in the United States. Tandon, 37 years old from Burr Ridge, Illinois, is the son of Rachel and Alan Tandon of the famed Rachel Allan brand.
Tandon is accused of facilitating a sex trafficking ring and was taken into federal custody on the charges of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, conspiracy to commit transportation to engage in prostitution, conspiracy to engage in money laundering, and conspiracy to use a communication facility to promote prostitution. There were 20 others also taken into custody with one suspect still at-large in the country. (Read: Pageant Question About Crime Rates)
Acting United States Attorney General Gregory Brooker said that this was clearly a modern-day organized crime that took years of planning and hard work on the part of the accused perpetrators. The scheme promised young women in Thailand a better life in the United States and that the perpetrators would pay for their relocation to the country. Once the women arrived, they were forced to be sex slaves to pay off their debt to the men who relocated them.
Several men paid for apartments for these victims to stay in and transported them across the country, at times as far as Las Vegas. The victims were, at times, placed in prostitution houses run by other Thai women and worked long hours to repay their debts that ranged between $40,000 and $60,000.
Tandon’s role in the crime has been described as a facilitator of the sex trafficking ring. He was said to have paid for the apartments of these women and helped to transport them once they arrived to the United States. No date has been set for trial yet.
Tandon and his brothers play a big role in the management of the company Rachel Allan, a famous pageant dress company. Their parents handed the company down to them last year. The company has kept the charges under wraps and has kept Tandon in the company despite these recent charges. Whether he will remain in the company after these charges are settled is still unknown.
We will certainly be following this story and hope for justice for any victims involved in these awful crimes. (Read: Pageant Question About Ending Street Crime)