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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Sex Trafficker Sentenced to 100 Years in Prison

Kevino Graham, 36, of Philadelphia was sentenced  yesterday to 100 years in federal prison for sex trafficking by the Honorable C. Darnell Jones, II, United States District Court Judge, announced United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. In addition, Judge Jones imposed a fine of $1000, a $300 special assessment, lifetime supervised release, and restitution of $641,900.

 

According to court documents, the defendant ran a striptease club, known as “Club Passions,” and brothel, known as “Passionate Touch,” at a property he leased in the Cathedral Park section of Philadelphia.  Along with his three co-defendants, the defendant engaged in acts of force, threats, fraud and coercion to cause young women to engage in prostitution, including subjecting them to repeated acts of sadistic sexual torture. 

 

The defendant and co-defendant Raffael Robinson were convicted by a jury on February 5, 2016. Defendant Graham was convicted of two counts of sex trafficking by force and one count of attempted sex trafficking by force. Robinson was convicted of one count of sex trafficking by force, and awaits sentencing.  Co-defendant Brian Wright pled guilty and was previously sentenced to 262 months’ incarceration. Co-defendant Renato Teixeira pled guilty and was previously sentenced to 102 months’ incarceration.

 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Philadelphia Police Department Special Victims’ Unit and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Morgan.

Updated December 7, 2017