She subsequently told police that while she was living in a homeless shelter in New Hampshire, she met a man she knew as “Grim” — later identified as Fernandes — on the dating website Plenty of Fish.
The foreman’s alleged first assault came in 2009, during the long days of the Yakima Valley apple harvest in central Washington.
An immigrant from Mexico, Abarca was new to the Evans Fruit Co., one of the country’s largest apple producers.
According to an affidavit filed by Gorham Detective Sgt.
Dana Thompson, a South Portland woman on March 7 reported her 19-year-old niece missing and said she had found the teen advertised on
“He offered to feed her and take care of her if she moved in.
She agreed.” Fernandes and Dias — who the teen said she knew as “Boss” — allegedly brought the girl to their Gorham home, where she met Seeley, who is Dias’ fiancee.
Fernandes, who was previously convicted of Class A robbery, allegedly admitted to police that he is a member of the Crips street gang and bears the letters BK — allegedly for “Blood Killer” — on his cheek.
On March 14, investigators executed a search warrant at the suspects’ shared home on Woodland Road in Gorham, at which time all three allegedly admitted to the allegations that led to the sex trafficking charges.
Violación de un Sueño airs Sat., June 29, at 7 p.m. Deep into the ranch, in what she could describe only as a “desolate place,” he parked the truck, reached over and tried to grab her.