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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 6, 2016

New Orleans Man Charged with Sex Trafficking by Using Threats, Force and Coercion

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DAVID MICHAEL WHITE, JR., a/k/a “Prince Loyalty,” age 32, of New Orleans, was charged today in a three-count Indictment for offenses related to his involvement in the sex trafficking of adult women in the New Orleans area.

According to the Indictment, WHITE is charged with one count of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion from on or about July 28, 2015, until on or about August 31, 2015, and with two counts of use of an interstate facility to promote prostitution in 2013, as well as 2015.

If convicted of Count One, WHITE faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of fifteen years and a maximum of life, a $250,000 fine and a life term of supervised release following imprisonment.  WHITE may also be required to register as a sex offender.  As to Counts Two and Three, WHITE faces up to ten years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

U.S. Attorney Polite reiterated that the Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the New Orleans Field Offices of ICE Homeland Security Investigations as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Julia K. Evans is in charge of this prosecution.

 

Topic: 
Human Trafficking
Updated May 6, 2016