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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, February 21, 2013

New York Man Charged With Sex Trafficking Of Young Females

PHILADELPHIA - Justin Williams, a/k/a “New York Ice”, a/k/a “Pimp Juice”, 38, of NY, NY, is charged by indictment, unsealed today, with the sex trafficking of minors, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, between November 2011 and January 2012, Williams recruited young females to work as prostitutes in his business, created Internet advertisements in which he advertised various females as available for purchase for purposes of prostitution, and engaged in acts of physical violence to force the victims to remain in his business. The advertisements that Williams created featured pictures of the victims, either scantily clad, or topless with their hands covering their breasts, the price, and a phone number to call to arrange a meeting with a female. Williams allegedly forced the victims to engage in sex acts with clients.

If convicted, the defendant faces a 15-year mandatory minimum and maximum life sentence in prison, supervised release and a fine of up to $500,000.

The case was investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Michelle Morgan.

Click here to view the indictment

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Updated December 15, 2014