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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Philadelphia Sex Trafficker Gets 22 Year Prison Sentence

Rashaad McIntyre, 26, of Philadelphia, PA was sentenced today to 22 years in prison for sex trafficking minors and production of child pornography.  McIntyre pleaded guilty to the three counts of sex trafficking and one count of producing child pornography on July 1, 2013.  Between December 1, 2011 and June 10, 2012, McIntyre recruited, coerced, forced, or threatened three teenaged girls into prostitution.  He advertised the 15 and 16-year olds on an Internet website known as Backpage.com and caused the minors to engage in sexual acts with numerous adult men at hotels in Philadelphia.  He collected 100% of the girls’ profits from performing commercial sex acts.  He also photographed each of the girls working for him so he could post the photos on the website.  One of the images he posted was of a minor engaging in oral sex.

 In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Joel H. Slomsky ordered McIntyre to pay restitution to the victims in the amount of $125,600 and ordered 20 years of supervised release and a $400 special assessment. 

The defendant’s brother, Rahim McIntyre, 36, was sentenced last week in federal court by the Honorable Harvey J. Bartle to 21 years, 10 months in prison on three counts of sex trafficking of adults by force.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Phila Police Special Victims Unit.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Morgan. 

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

Updated December 15, 2014