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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty To Transportation For Prostitution

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Thomas Alexander Roberts, age 34, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, appeared before U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier on August 14, 2014, and pled guilty to one count of an Indictment that charged him with Transportation for Prostitution.       

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and restitution.

In November 2013, Roberts traveled from Milwaukee to Sioux Falls and brought two women with him to engage in prostitution.  Police discovered Roberts’ involvement after he placed advertisements on the Internet for prostitution.

The investigation was conducted by the Sioux Falls Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for November 3, 2014.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing. 

Updated June 22, 2015