In my first two Herkimer child trafficking posts, We’re Sorry We Didn’t Notice and Dead Kids Walking, I told how we belatedly tumbled to a longtime major child trafficking operation almost in our own backyard. We estimate 1,000-2,000 kids a year were trafficked through our neighborhood, making Herkimer a valued transit node in a transcontinental human trafficking network.
In August 2016, the child trafficking cartel which had for years so efficiently ran the Herkimer trafficking hub relocated, handing it over to Herkimer’s Stanley Sykes gang for safekeeping. This post looks at that handover.
In August 2016 a Herkimer child trafficking hub handover occurred. Only after this event did we puzzle out what had happened. (The most successful of child trafficking is artfully concealed in plain sight.)
Security cam footage of our long-time neighboring child trafficking cartel conductors moving out and turning their site over to Herkimer’s Stanley Sykes gang. L. to r. Sykes gang’s Carrie Ann Bass, and cartel conductors Little Mama and Pretty Boy. The little boy in the truck bed is not a trafficked child. He came with landlord Jay Smith’s agent, who oversaw the transfer from Little Mama to the Sykes gang.
A few days before, traffickers Little Mama (LM) and Pretty Boy (PB) had shipped their last consignment of trafficked kids though this 341 Eureka Avenue Herkimer transfer point. 341 Eureka was a critical node in a large regional child trafficking network through which as many as 2,000 kids a year moved from recruitment to exploitation as sex workers. They’d arrive during the day, then be slipped away a night or two later.
Timeline of Herkimer Child Traffickers Relocation
1640 Pretty Boy (PB) leaves in rental truck*
1651 Little Mama (LM) leaves in SUV
1720 LM returns with PB in her SUV
1721 Sykes gang’s Carrie Ann Bass chats with LM, watches unsurprised as PB loads 5-6 kids bikes onto flatbed trailer attached to LM’s SUV. [Video clip gap. Might have been 6-7 bikes.]
1727 LM and PB leave in LM’s SUV. Child trafficker Little Mama blows kiss to landlord Jay Smith’s rental agent’s young son. [Seen it a lot. Still give me the creeps, as it probably will the boy’s family seeing it.]
1738 Stanley Sykes move into Herkimer’s 341 Eureka Ave. He continues to hold 334 Pleasant Ave on the opposite end of the parking lot.
Not On Traffickers Move Out Video
Our fir tree’s branches blocked the camera’s view of 341’s back door, but it didn’t block mine. I was watching from my desk below the level of the camera while Pretty Boy earlier loaded 6 small activity centers for little kids, two at a time, into the back of Little Mama’s SUV as it sat backed up to 341 Eureka Ave..
The two young traffickers cleaned up and moved on with experienced efficiency, turning the property over to Herkimer’s Stanley Sykes gang. At the end of the video Stanley, aka Bob Sykes and family-crew are seen moving into 341 Eureka. They’re still there.
The Sykes gang occupies another house on the parking lot, 334 Pleasant Avenue, off camera to the left, managed by Carrie Ann Bass. From there they trade in drugs and kids and coordinate poison gas attacks on neighbors whose property than want to control.
Both properties were and still are owned by Herkimer landlord Jay Smith, according to property tax records.
Stanley Sykes paid a handsome franchise fee to traffic out of 341, or so we’ve heard him bellow. (He’s often outside, asserting dominance.)
Child Trafficking – Victims Enslaving Victims
Little Mama and Pretty Boy are close in age to some of the older kids they traffic and may themselves be former child sex workers brought into the business. They didn’t move far, relocating about 15 minutes away, given the timeline of their move out.*
Herkimer Haven For Cash-Heavy Gangs
Historically Herkimer’s welcomed cash-heavy criminal gangs and turned a blind eye when they take control of neighborhoods, such as Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue, and intimidate or drive off law abiding neighbors. (Some Herkimer police officers appear to have been either complicit or towering idiots.) Local officials who can’t be bought are coerced. The gangs try to quietly poison or kill homeowners they can’t drive away and acquire their property.
We saw Little Mama or Pretty Boy again. A week later, when our only back camera was again covering the arsonist antics of trafficker ally Curtis Cool, the 341 Eureka bicycle shed vanished, apparently built for ease of transport. and removal of forensic evidence. Given the short timeline of the move out,* it’s probably nearby, home to the same bikes with fresh young riders coming and going daily.
*The U-Haul truck was there when we woke up that morning. The camera was not on that area that night. Little Mama was gone 29 minutes before returning in her SUV with Pretty Boy . He was gone 50 minutes in total. Return trip time probably 15 minutes. Could the truck have been unloaded and returned in 35 minutes? Sure, especially if PB had some help unloading. Would the truck have been unloaded at their new trafficking location? Yes. The child trafficking cartel they work for probably had fresh kids en route to their new transfer point and pickup-delivery arrangements ready for them. Pretty Boy and Little Mama’s new trafficking location is in Herkimer County and within 15 minutes of 341 Eureka Ave. It’s a big operation and time is money.