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TULSA MAN CONVICTED IN CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING CASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2013

TULSA, Okla. – U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. announced today that a Federal jury convicted Tarran Arnel Brinson, 24, of Tulsa, on six counts related to child sex trafficking. 

Following a six day trial, Brinson was found guilty on six of the seven counts charged, including conspiring to recruit, entice, transport, provide, and obtain girls under the age of 18 years knowing and in reckless disregard of the fact that the girls would be caused to engage in commercial sex acts. 

The victims in this case were minors recruited by Brinson into prostitution.  One victim was a 14 year-old girl when she was recruited.  Brinson utilized the social media site Facebook to recruit teenage girls to his commercial sex business.

The case was investigated by the Tulsa Police Department Vice Unit, the FBI, and Homeland Security Investigations.  The case is being prosecuted by U. S. Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. and Assistant United States Attorneys R. Trent Shores and Clinton J. Johnson from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

If you have information related to sex trafficking call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 or visit the website www.polarisproject.org for more information.

 

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