Family Members Respond to Human Trafficking Allegation

By: Lauren Forsythe Email
By: Lauren Forsythe Email

We told you last week about two men and a woman who were arrested in connection to human trafficking charges involving a minor.

Family members of the woman who has been arrested are in disbelief.

"She was good to them kids. Her husband was good to them kids. She'd babysit them just about every weekend. She'd take them out to eat and buy them clothes, and toys and stuff. She'd treat them like they were one of her own. She wouldn't ever do nothing like that," Charles Woolbright says.

"I knew in my heart that my sister didn't do nothing like that. And she wouldn't do nothing like that. She would take the kids in like they were her own," says Joshua Woolbright.

Charles and Joshua Woolbright are the father and brother of Rosemarie Woolbright.

Rosemarie has been arrested for human trafficking, sodomy, and unlawful transaction with a minor.

"Your always innocent until you're proven guilty," Charles says.

"People's gonna go around saying we're child molesters, we do this to kids and this and that, and that's what we're mainly worried about. And that it will ruin her name too," says Joshua.

One man says, while he doesn't know Woolbright, he can't believe the human trafficking of a 13-year-old girl was happening just two doors down from where he lives.

"I didn't think that was going on. Because it didn't have any suspicions going on in the front, or people going in and out like that," Jimmy Jackson says.

While her family believes she's innocent, police say she admitted to all charges when they arrested her.

"She admitted to all of the things that we talked with her that she did in fact force the child to have sex and charged money," says Bowling Green Police Public Information Officer Ronnie Ward.

Pedro Diaz and Chad Simmons have also been arrested in connection to human trafficking.

According to the police report, both men had sexual contact with the 13-year-old.

Diaz is charged with rape.

Simmons is charged with two counts of sodomy and unlawful transaction with a minor.

Woolbright, Diaz, and Simmons are all in the Warren County Jail.

Woolbright will appear in court Wednesday morning at 9.


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