Multiple law enforcement raids broke out in Buenos Aires concerning a sex trafficking ring and a yoga school. Investigators claim that the yoga school carried out cult-like behavior that resorted to sexual exploitation.
The Buenos Aires yoga school opened offices in U.S. territory, including Las Vegas, New York, and Chicago.
Nineteen arrests have been made, and a few suspects may still be at large in Argentina. A manhunt for four individuals in the U.S. is also underway.
News surrounding 81-year-old orchestral crooner Plácido Domingo has also been circulating regarding his possible involvement in this case. Reports claim that Placido contacted Susana Mendelievich, an alleged member of the yoga organization, when he was performing in Buenos Aires. (AP News)
Authorities utilized wiretaps in this case, which included recorded communication with Domingo and Mendelievich.
Mendelievich has been identified as a person of interest as investigators suggest that she was in charge of the yoga organization, mainly when it involved sexual exploitation. According to reports, Mendelievich is also a musician herself, a pianist.
But who is the leader of this alleged sex cult? Authorities have identified 84-year-old Juan Percowicz as the group’s leader.
After Mendelievich conversed over the phone with Domingo, authorities recorded her call with the alleged sex cult leader Percowicz. Medelievich is then heard explaining to the leader that Domingo had set up a rendezvous with her.
Domingo, already banished by the opera crowd in the U.S. due to sexual harassment allegations, is now a suspect in a criminal ring that involves the trafficking of minors. (The Washington Post)
The yoga sex cult organization is reported to have forced multiple women and children to engage in sexual activities for pay. Some sexual beneficiaries traveled from the United States to Buenos Aires for sex tourism. (AP News)
The yoga organization allegedly shipped sex slaves to other countries like Uruguay and the United States.
According to reports, the organization is linked to other public figures. (AP News)
Charges have yet to be filed against the singer, but JAILBIRDS DIGITAL will follow this story closely. Though exiled in the operatic circles of the U.S., Domingo still performs. As of now, he is still scheduled to perform in Mexico, Slovenia, and countries like Germany and the United Arab Emirates. (Placidodomingo.com)