Woman Sentenced for Interstate Transportation to Promote Prostitution
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jessica Alamina, age 27 of St. Robert, Missouri, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment by United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon for transporting an individual with intent to promote prostitution. Following her release from incarceration, she will serve 3 years of supervised release. She will also forfeit to the United States $580 in United States currency, numerous cell phones, a camera, and computer equipment.
In late May of 2012, Ms. Alamina transported a young woman from Illinois to Missouri. After they arrived in Missouri, Ms. Alamina took photographs of the young woman. Ms. Alamina included the photographs in online advertisements she placed for locations in Missouri. The female had “dates” with customers who responded to the advertisements, during which the female engaged in prostitution.
Then in early June of 2012, Ms. Alamina transported the young woman from Missouri to Omaha, Nebraska. One purpose of the trip was for the young woman to engage in prostitution in the Omaha area. Ms. Alamina posted advertisements for the young woman in the “Escorts” section of Backpage.com for Omaha, Nebraska. The young woman had “dates” with customers who responded to the advertisements, during which she engaged in prostitution. The female provided money from the “dates” to Ms. Alamina.
This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the auspices of the Child Exploitation Task Force, which also includes the Council Bluffs Police Department, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the La Vista Police Department, the Mills County Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska State Patrol.