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

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Philadelphia Man Charged With Sex Trafficking A Minor

Jerel Jackson, 28, of Philadelphia, PA was charged today by Indictment with three counts of sex trafficking of a minor or of adults by force, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

If convicted, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of fifteen years in prison with a maximum sentence of life on each count, a $750,000 fine, a minimum of five years up to a lifetime period of supervised release, and a $300 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Philadelphia Police Department Special Victims Unit, the Tinicum Township Police Department, and the Dover (Delaware) Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle L. Morgan.

Click here to view the indictment

An Indictment or Information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated December 15, 2014