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Toledo man indicted on two counts of juvenile sex trafficking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2012

 

Brady D. Jackson, Jr., 41, of Toledo, Ohio, was indicted on two counts of sex trafficking of juveniles, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment charges that on September 20, 2011, Brady D. Jackson, Jr., knowingly recruited, enticed, harbored, transported, provided, obtained, and maintained by any means, in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce, “R.M.,” and “A.C.,” two minors whose identities are known to the Grand Jury, knowing and in reckless disregard of the fact that the two minors had not attained the age of 18 years and that the two minors would be caused to engage in a commercial sex act.

Jackson advertised on backpage.com that the two girls, ages 16 and 15, were available for prostitution. Jackson told the girls that he would take all the money they would make from prostitution but that he would take them shopping and get their hair and nails done, according to court records.

If convicted, the sentence in this case will be determined by the Court after consideration of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines which depend upon a number of factors unique to each case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the unique characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carol M. Skutnik. The case was investigated by the Northwest Ohio Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force (NWOVCACTF).

The NWOVCACTF, directed by the FBI Resident Agency in Toledo, Ohio, includes special agents of the FBI, and agents and officers from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, Ohio Highway Patrol, Toledo Police Department, Lima Police Department, Perrysburg Township Police Department, Fulton County Sheriff's Office and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office. Toledo Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

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