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Four Members and Associates of Reading Boarding House Sex Trafficking
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Four Members and Associates of Reading Boarding House Sex Trafficking

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that four individuals from Reading, PA, were convicted at trial of offenses including conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise; conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion of a minor; various violent crimes in aid of racketeering offenses including kidnapping and assaults with…

Vancouver Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Sex Trafficking – Department of Justice
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Vancouver Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Sex Trafficking – Department of Justice

PORTLAND, Ore.—A Vancouver, Washington man was sentenced to federal prison today for facilitating and benefitting from the sex trafficking of multiple children. Keonte Desmond Scott, 24, was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release. According to court documents and trial testimony, in 2016, after he was released from prison, Scott…

Vancouver Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Sex Trafficking
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Vancouver Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Sex Trafficking

PORTLAND, Ore.—A Vancouver, Washington man was sentenced to federal prison today for facilitating and benefitting from the sex trafficking of multiple children. Keonte Desmond Scott, 24, was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release. According to court documents and trial testimony, in 2016, after he was released from prison, Scott…

Chesterfield County Man Sentenced for Production of Child Pornography
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Chesterfield County Man Sentenced for Production of Child Pornography

A Chesterfield Count man was sentenced today to 30 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for producing child pornography.

Justice Department Observes National Missing Children’s Day
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Justice Department Observes National Missing Children’s Day

As part of the 39th annual National Missing Children’s Day commemoration, the Department of Justice today honored 12 courageous individuals for their extraordinary efforts to recover missing children and bring sexual predators to justice.

Canton Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking
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Canton Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking

Larrien Brown-Austin, 37, of Canton, Ohio, was sentenced on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Pamela A. Barker to 15 years in prison, a lifetime of supervised release and ordered to pay a $5,000 special assessment fine and $1,885 in restitution to victims. 

Alexander M.M. Uballez Sworn in as United States Attorney for the
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Alexander M.M. Uballez Sworn in as United States Attorney for the

Alexander M.M. Uballez was sworn in today as the United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico. Chief United States District Court Judge William P. Johnson administered the oath of office during a private ceremony.

Two Maryland Residents Found Guilty by Jury of Federal Charges Related to Sex Trafficking of Minors – Department of Justice
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Two Maryland Residents Found Guilty by Jury of Federal Charges Related to Sex Trafficking of Minors – Department of Justice

WASHINGTON – Willis Lewis, 48, and Brittany Jones, 32, have been found guilty by a jury of federal charges, including sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion, sex trafficking of minors, and related offenses, in connection with their trafficking of a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl between April and May of 2019. The announcement…

Two Maryland Residents Found Guilty by Jury of Federal Charges
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Two Maryland Residents Found Guilty by Jury of Federal Charges

Willis Lewis, 48, and Brittany Jones, 32, have been found guilty by a jury of federal charges, including sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion, sex trafficking of minors, and related offenses, in connection with their trafficking of a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl between April and May of 2019.