HARRISBURG – State Police filed charges against three people connected to a drug distribution and human trafficking ring operating in and around Reading, Berks County. 50-year-old Hector Rivera and 31-year-old Dushawn Ellis, both from Reading, and 36-year-old Bridget Thompson of Lancaster were charged with various crimes related to corrupt organizations, trafficking individuals, prostitution, and other offenses. The three were involved in trafficking young women for the commercial sex trade. Thompson was responsible for posting advertisements and communicating with customers while Rivera and Ellis utilized drugs to lure some of the victims into prostitution and then control them. PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro said we’re working with our state law enforcement partners to seek out and shut down human trafficking throughout PA.