Man headed to prison for human trafficking

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A former fugitive who was featured on “America’s Most Wanted” is going to prison for human trafficking and other charges.

Rufus Byers was arrested in 2011 for not only forcing a California woman to prostitute herself in Albuquerque, but for holding her 3-year-old daughter hostage in California.

Byers bonded out of jail, then fled to Dallas. He was re-captured there in 2012 and returned to Albuquerque to face charges.

Byers has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.

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