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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 16, 2017

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Use of an Interstate Facility to Promote Prostitution

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that DAVID MICHAEL WHITE, JR., a/k/a “Prince Loyalty,” age 33, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to use of an interstate facility to promote prostitution.

 

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced WHITE to 33 months incarceration, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. WHITE was also ordered to pay a $200 special assessment.

 

According to court documents, WHITE operated a prostitution business based in New Orleans, Louisiana. To recruit customers, WHITE used the internet website www.backpage.com (“Backpage”) to post “escort” ads and market women for prostitution. In August 2015, WHITE arranged for a victim, a 19 year-old woman from Shreveport, whom he met over the internet, to visit him for a date. When WHITE picked up the victim from the bus station, WHITE told the victim he was a pimp. WHITE persuaded and enticed the victim to engage in commercial sex acts for his personal financial benefit, by posting advertisements of her for commercial sex services on Backpage. WHITE also pled guilty to advertising a 19-year-old female victim from New Orleans on Backpage in January 2013. WHITE received all the proceeds from the commercial sex acts both victims performed as result of WHITE’S Backpage postings.

 

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security Investigations in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Julia K. Evans was in charge of this prosecution.

Topic: 
Human Trafficking
Updated March 16, 2017