Sex Trafficking Convictions Across Our Nation. When it comes down to how the battle against the practice of sex trafficking, and all human trafficking, will be won, by one conviction at a time. These three recent convictions for sex trafficking demonstrate that, even if maddeningly slowly, progress in eliminating human trafficking in the United States is being made.
Toledo man gets 35 years in prison for sex trafficking
A Toledo man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sex trafficking a minor.
Lawrence Jones, 32, previously pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Toledo to one count of sex trafficking of a minor and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor. He was sentenced Wednesday.
Jones met a minor via social media who had run away from home, officials said. Jones transported the girl to a home on Coventry Avenue in Toledo, where he took nude photographs of her and posted them online, offering commercial sex acts in the Toledo area in January, according to court documents.
California man sentenced to 18 years for sex trafficking victims in Kansas City
Ronald Ean Taylor. 45, was sentenced in federal court in Kansas City Thursday.
In March, Taylor pleaded guilty to sex counts of sex trafficking of an adult. He also admitted that he used force, fraud or coercion to cause six child victims to engage in prostitution. He trafficked six victims between Nov. 2014 and May 2017.
An investigation into Taylor began in June 2016, when one of the victims contacted Kansas City police. She said that Taylor was a pimp who lived in California, but was selling drugs and engaging in sex trafficking in the Kansas City area.
Monroe County woman sentenced to 7 years in prison for sex trafficking, drug trafficking
Sex Trafficking Convictions Across Our Nation. A Monroe County woman was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring with others to commit sex trafficking.
Jordan Capone, 24, of Mt. Pocono, was sentenced for participating in a conspiracy that forced or coerced women to engage in prostitution in northeastern Pennsylvania, and for distributing the drug known as “molly” in Monroe County.