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philadelphia man convicted of sex trafficking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2014

 

PHILADELPHIA – A federal jury, today, returned guilty verdicts against Rahim McIntyre, 34, of Philadelphia, PA, who was charged with three counts of sex trafficking. McIntyre, a/k/a “King Kobra,” caused Internet advertisements to be created in which he advertised various females as available for purchase for purposes of prostitution.  The advertisements featured pictures of the females, scantily clad, a description of each female, and a phone number to call to arrange a meeting with a female employed by McIntyre as a prostitute. McIntyre was convicted of using force and coercion to cause the women to engage in prostitution.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 21, 2014.  The defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, with a minimum mandatory of 15 years, a $750,000 fine, five years up to a lifetime of supervised release and a $300 special assessment. 

McIntyre’s brother, Rashaad McIntyre, was charged in December 2012 with sex trafficking of minors and production of child pornography. He pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Intelligence Center, and the Philadelphia First Judicial Court Warrant Unit.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Morgan. 

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

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