Friday, December 26, 2014

Phila. man given 22 years in prison for sex trafficking minors

A Philadelphia man was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in federal prison for sex trafficking minors and production of child pornography.

Rashaad McIntyre, 26, pleaded guilty on July 1, 2013, to the three counts of sex trafficking and one count of producing child pornography for his actions between December 2011 and June 2012, a period in which he forced three teenage girls into prostitution. He had recruited the 15- and 16-year-olds through the website Backpage.com, forced them to have sex with numerous men in city hotels, and kept 100 percent of the proceeds, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement. He also photographed the girls and posted the images, one of which showed a minor engaging in oral sex, on the website.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Joel H. Slomsky ordered McIntyre to pay $125,600 in restitution to the victims and ordered 20 years of supervised release. - Inquirer staff

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