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Atlantic city man sentenced to 188 months in prison for transporting minors for work as prostitutes

September 16, 2011


CAMDEN, N.J. – A child sex trafficker was sentenced today to 188 months in prison for transporting two minor girls across state lines in support of a prostitution enterprise he ran in Atlantic City, N.J., U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Javon Gordon, 29, a.k.a. “Teflon,” of Atlantic City, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to two counts of a superseding Indictment charging him with transporting the minors across state lines to work as prostitutes for him. Judge Kugler also imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Gordon admitted that from September 2007 until July 2008, he operated a prostitution enterprise in the Atlantic City area. Gordon acted as a “pimp,” employing both minor girls and adult women to work for him as prostitutes. He admitted to controlling the activities of the women and girls working for him, including requiring them to give him any money they made from preforming sexual acts on customers.

Three minor girls recruited by Gordon solicited prostitution clients on the streets and in the casinos of Atlantic City as well as on the Internet. Gordon used a digital camera to take naked, partially naked and sexually suggestive pictures of the girls, then posted the images on various websites, including Craigslist and others, in an effort to advertise prostitution services. Gordon also used Craigslist to assist in his efforts to recruit girls to work for him as prostitutes.

Gordon also admitted to traveling from the Atlantic City area to Philadelphia in order to pick up a minor and bring her back to Atlantic City to work as a prostitute. In addition, Gordon admitted to transporting a woman and a minor between the Boston and Atlantic City areas to work as prostitutes.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Kugler sentenced Gordon to a lifetime of supervised release. Gordon is required to register as a sex offender.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s Atlantic City Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward in Newark; the New Jersey State Police; and the West Deptford Township Police Department with the investigation leading to the sentence.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jason M. Richardson and Matthew T. Smith of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.


Defense counsel: Michael Riley Esq., Mt. Holly, N.J.

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