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chicago area man sentenced on sex trafficking related charges

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March 12, 2014

St. Louis, MO – JAMALL BROWN was sentenced to 51 months in prison, followed by supervised release for life, on charges of transporting two female victims from Chicago to Missouri to Colorado and back for prostitution.

According to court documents, in June 2013, St. Louis Metropolitan Police contacted a victim at a local hospital. The victim advised police that Brown had assaulted her and fractured her nose. The victim had initially met Brown in Chicago, Illinois, and advised that Brown was physically assaultive and he directed that she and another female engage in prostitution by advertising on Backpage.com online service.   After spending a few days in Chicago, the defendant transported them to St. Louis where they engaged in acts of prostitution.  After a few days he transported them to Denver, then eventually back to St. Louis. Later in June, the victim told Brown that she wanted to stop prostituting and leave. They began to argue and Brown beat her and later dropped her off at the emergency room.

Brown, Chicago, IL, pled guilty last September to one felony count of transportation for purposes of prostitution. He appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Henry Autrey.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the St. Louis Metropolitan and Hazelwood Police Departments.  Assistant United States Attorney Howard Marcus handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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