The house cleaning company cleaning contractor who was fired for a series of sexual abuse allegations has been charged with trafficking, police in New Jersey announced Thursday.
The man, who worked for a company called Home Cleaning Services, was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on a felony count of trafficking in persons and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 17.
The indictment alleges that the man, 47-year-old Jason S. Hynes, worked as a house cleaner for Home Cleaners New Jersey in 2016.
The company is now owned by Home Cleanings USA, which is based in New York.
The charges also accuse Hynes of paying the sex traffickers $20,000 to sexually abuse children.
The investigation was launched after Hynes was charged with sexual abuse in May of 2017.
Home Cleaner’s former CEO, Mark R. Follis, also worked for the company, and is being investigated by federal authorities.
Folls was fired in January 2017.
He is not the only one facing criminal charges.
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into allegations of sex trafficking against an elderly woman in Michigan led to charges against six former employees, including one who was also fired.
The woman was alleged to have been groomed by the men who worked with her and had to be sexually abused by two men in the 1970s and 1980s.
Investigators said the women were paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to engage in sex acts with men.
Hensley is scheduled for a bond hearing on March 4.
The house-cleaning company said it would have no comment on the charges.