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Ohio Man Arrested for Transporting a Minor Across State Lines for Purposes of Prostitution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. – Calvin L.Winbush, 43, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, also known as “Good Game,” was arrested this morning by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on charges of Transporting a Minor Across State Lines with the Intent that the Minor Engage in Prostitution.  Winbush faces a mandatory minimum term of ten years incarceration, and a maximum of life imprisonment if convicted on these charges. 

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Michael F.A. Morehart, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after Winbush’s initial appearance before United States Magistrate Judge M. Hannah Lauck. 

            According to court documents and court proceedings today, Winbush transported three females, one of whom was only fifteen years old, from Ohio to Richmond, Virginia at the end of December, 2011, with the intent that the females, including the juvenile, engage in prostitution while in Richmond.  Winbush was originally arrested by Henrico County Division of Police on January 3, 2012 on pandering charges after the HPD and FBI responded to a hotel in Richmond, Virginia and encountered Winbush, along with the juvenile female and two other females. 

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Henrico County Division of Police, Vice Unit as part of an ongoing initiative between the FBI and HCDP targeting persons engaged in Human Trafficking.  Assistant United States Attorney Jamie L. Mickelson is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

Criminal complaints are only charges and not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on https://pcl.uscourts.gov.

 

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