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California Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Transporting Individuals to Engage in Prostitution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     PHOENIX – Last week, Jonathan Frank Davis, 38, of Los Angeles, Calif., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 78 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by a five year term of supervised release.   Davis had previously pleaded guilty to transportation of individuals to engage in prostitution. 

     In Nov. 2014, Davis transported the victims from California to Arizona to have them engage in acts of prostitution.  Davis was previously convicted of attempted pimping of a minor in Los Angeles County Superior Court and is currently serving a six year prison sentence for that crime.  Davis’s federal sentence will run consecutively to his state sentence.  

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Scottsdale Police Department with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Human Trafficking Task Force.   The prosecution was handled by former Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Brown and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert Brooks and Margaret Perlmeter, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:                 17-CR-841-PHX-DGC

RELEASE NUMBER:          2018-84_Davis

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Updated June 18, 2018

Press Release Number: 2018-84_Davis / 17-CR-841-PHX-DGC