There was a surprise guilty plea in federal court this past week as a 30-year-old Chester man pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges as the trial was about to begin.
Spence reportedly wrote to his friend from prison urging him to take over his “pimping” business and run it while he gave instructions from prison.
It took the jury little more than three hours to convict Rahim McIntyre of three of the four charges against him, including taking part in interstate commercial sex trafficking.
Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia have jailed a city man on sex trafficking charges, saying he forced two women and a minor girl into prostitution after first dating them.
Officials say Craig Johnson, a/k/a “Geez,” operated a prostitution venture in Philadelphia where he allegedly recruited two juveniles to work as prostitutes.
The forum brought together activists, academics, law enforcement, and legislators to compare notes on how to put an end to women and children forced into lives of prostitution.
Police charged 43-year-old Adrian Palmer, of Philadelphia, is charged by Indictment, with conspiring in the sex trafficking of girls under the age of 18.
Federal authorities have gotten a conviction in a human trafficking case that spanned the east coast, and reached our area.
Sad testimony in a federal courtroom in the trial of a Mayfair man charged with sex trafficking of a minor and production of child pornography.
A federal prosecutor tells a jury a Mayfair man sold women for sex and among them was a 17-year-old girl.
McIntyre, who was arrested following an investigation by the FBI and Pa. State Police, faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years.
The sentencing was Monday in Manhattan for Vincent George Sr. and Vincent George Jr., of Allentown, Pa. Each was given three to nine years in prison.
The prostitutes said they were one big happy family, enjoying a suburban life as “wife-in-laws” in Allentown, Pa., while commuting to New York by night.
The two are accused of recruiting young females to work for them and then threatening them with physical violence in order to keep them working in the prostitution venture.