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Press Release

Chicago Man Sentenced for Prostituting Minor

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

NORFOLK, Va. – A Chicago man was sentenced today to four years in prison for conspiring to prostitute a 17 year-old in the Tidewater region.

According to court documents and evidence presented at sentencing, in February 2017, Juan Hollis, 23, started prostituting a 19 year-old in the Tidewater area. Soon after, the pair recruited a 17 year-old that the 19 year-old knew previously. Hollis would post the minor’s image on the Internet and advertise for prostitution clients for the minor. An undercover operation by the Norfolk Police Department targeting commercial sex discovered the minor. Hollis previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sex traffick a child.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Michael K. Lamonea, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Norfolk, and Larry D. Boone, Chief of Norfolk Police, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth M. Yusi prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:17-cr-62.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated November 3, 2017

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