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Press Release

Newport News Man Sentenced for Using Internet to Prostitute a Minor

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

Conducted his criminal activities out of several local motels

NORFOLK, Va. – Antuane Keyone Armstrong, 35, of Newport News, was sentenced yesterday to 125 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release for three counts of use of an interstate facility for unlawful activity.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and John S. Adams, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar.

Armstrong pled guilty on November 13, 2014.  According to court documents, from April 2014 to about June 25, 2014, Armstrong posted advertisements on-line for his business enterprise involving the illegal prostitution of several women, including a sixteen-year-old minor.  Armstrong conducted his criminal activities out of several local motels and was arrested in Norfolk on June 25, 2014, as a result of a surveillance operation.  

This case arose out of prostitution investigations conducted by the Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach Police Departments.  The FBI’s Norfolk Field Office handled the investigation subsequent to its initiation by the respective police departments.  Assistant United States Attorney Randy Stoker prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:14cr124.

Updated April 21, 2015