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Philadelphia Man Charged with Sextraffcking a Minor via Force, Fraud and Coercion

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

Tyquil Clayron Norris III, 20, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by Indictment with sex trafficking via force, fraud and coercion, and sex trafficking of a minor, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.

The Indictment alleges that Norris engaged in sex trafficking via force, fraud and coercion, and in the sex trafficking of a minor, between April 2, 2017 and April 4, 2017.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, a mandatory minimum term of 15 years’ imprisonment, supervised release for a minimum term of five years and a lifetime maximum term, a $500,000 dollar fine, mandatory restitution, and a $200 special assessment.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Seth Schlessinger.

Updated May 25, 2017

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