Gay Hungarian Webcam Sex Traffic Ring Busted in Miami

Vass and Berki are two of the three alleged ringleaders.
Vass and Berki are two of the three alleged ringleaders.

Three Hungarian men are behind bars after Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office and Homeland Security busted a gay sex ring the trio was running out of Miami.

Gabor Acs, 31, Viktor Berki, 28, and Andras Janos Vass, 24, are accused of recruiting three other young gay men also from Hungary and transporting them to the U.S. with the promise of working a legit job in which they'd make tens of thousands of dollars and then return to Hungary after only a few months.

The trio found two of the men on a gay dating site and another who had been working as a male prostitute.

The alleged traffickers first brought there victims to New York in 2012. They lived in a one-bedroom apartment, and instead of legitimate work they were forced to have sex with paying customers or with each other on webcam. The three Hungarians, though, weren't the only men living the apartment. Up to eight men were in the apartment at a time.

In August 2012, the operation was moved to Miami in a house on the 13300 block of Northwest Eighth Lane.

The alleged criminal trio prevented the men from leaving either apartment. They locked their important documents away and used threats and financial manipulation. One of the perpetrators also said he was a police officer back in Hungary with contacts who could harm the men's family. The victims were also told that since they didn't speak English that it would be dangerous for them to leave.

Acs, Berki, and Vass kept all money from the men's sex acts.

Berki and Vass were arrested in New York. Acs was arrested here in Miami.

They all now face charges of sex trafficking and racketeering.

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