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Federal Indictment Charges Defendant with Sex Trafficking of a Child

May 17, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. - Dwayne Jamal Hubbard, 23, of Clackamas County, made his initial appearance, May 15, 2012, in federal court on an indictment charging him with one count of sex trafficking of a child and one count of coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity. According to prosecutors, Hubbard is facing a ten-year statutory mandatory minimum on each count. U.S. Magistrate Dennis Hubel detained Wilmer as both a danger to the community and a risk of flight.

The investigation leading to the charges was conducted by the Tigard Police Department and the FBI. The indictment alleges the sex trafficking took place recently between January and March of 2012. "These arrests are the result of the excellent police work by the local law enforcement officers in Tigard who worked in conjunction with FBI agents," said U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall. "This teamwork is essential to protecting the children in this community from this dangerous trade."

Upon conviction for sex trafficking of a child, defendant faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. An indictment is only an accusation of a crime, and a defendant should be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Leah K. Bolstad.

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