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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Milwaukee Man Indicted on Sex Trafficking and Forced Labor

United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced that a federal grand jury has indicted Najee C. Moore (Age 22), of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on charges of conspiracy, sex trafficking, and attempted forced labor, of both minor and adult victims.  If convicted of the below charges, Moore will face the following penalties.

Count
Charge
Penalty

1

Sex Trafficking of a Minor and through Force, Fraud, and Coercion

No less than 15 years to life imprisonment; $250,000 fine, 3 years supervised release

Conspiracy to Engage in Sex Trafficking of a Minor and through Force, Fraud, and Coercion

A term of years to life imprisonment; $250,000 fine, 3 years supervised release

3

Sex Trafficking of a Minor and through Force, Fraud, and Coercion

No less than 15 years to life imprisonment; $250,000 fine, 3 years supervised release

4

Sex Trafficking of an Adult through Force, Fraud, or Coercion

No less than 15 years to life; $250,000 fine; 3 years supervised release

5

Conspiracy to Engage in Forced Labor

A term of years to life imprisonment; $250,000; 3 years supervised release

6

Attempted Forced Labor with Aggravated Sexual Abuse

A term of years to life imprisonment; $250,000; 3 years supervised release

The indictment alleges that Moore engaged in the sex trafficking of two different minor victims in 2009 and 2012, respectively, and used force, fraud, and coercion to compel both adult and minor victims to engage in commercial sex acts.  The indictment further charges the defendant with conspiring and attempting to compel a victim into forced labor.

The matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, Milwaukee Police Department and the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation.  Assistance was also provided by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Karine Moreno-Taxman and Trial Attorney Daniel H. Weiss of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

An indictment is merely the formal method of charging an individual and does not constitute evidence of his or her guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Updated January 29, 2015