Mugshots of Herman Darnell Walker, 36, and Laila Fouissi, 22. (Credit: Lee County Sheriff's Office)
Mugshots of Herman Darnell Walker, 36, and Laila Fouissi, 22. (Credit: Lee County Sheriff's Office)

Perpetrators in 2017 human trafficking case plea to prison sentences

A man and woman arrested in 2017 for human trafficking and sexual battery pled guilty Wednesday before their trials and will now serve prison sentences.

Herman Darnell Walker, 36, pled guilty to human trafficking and unlawful sexual activity with a minor and will serve 15 years in prison followed by 10 years of sex offender probation, as well as carry a sexual predator designation. Laila Fouissi, 22, pled guilty to human trafficking and will serve six years in prison followed by nine years of sex offender probation, as well as carry a sexual predator designation.

Cape Coral Police Dept. began a kidnapping investigation on May 19, 2017, in Fouissi and a male accomplice. Fouissi offered the victim a job as a stripper to remedy her financial issues if she would meet a male friend. According to the CCPD press release, the victim was forced to perform a sex act on the friend, Walker, under a bridge. Fouissi and Walker later made additional threats after the sex act while driving the victim home and withdrew money from the person’s bank account.

Writer:Michael Mora
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