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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wichita Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Sex Trafficking Charges

WICHITA, KAN. - A Wichita man pleaded guilty Thursday to federal sex trafficking charges, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Gerald L. Brown, Jr., 30, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of a minor and one count of sex trafficking of an adult by force.

In his plea, he admitted that in June 2015 he recruited a 17-year-old girl to engage in sex acts advertised on an adult Web site. He transported her from Kansas to Oklahoma and Texas to engage in prostitution. In July 2015 he and the girl were stopped for a traffic violation and the girl was taken into state custody.

Brown returned to Kansas, where he recruited an adult female to engage in prostitution. He threatened to strike her and use violent force to coerce her to cooperate in prostitution.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 26. Both parties have agreed to recommend a sentence of 180 months in federal prison. Beall commended the Wichita Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

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Human Trafficking
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Updated October 27, 2016