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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 17, 2018

Wichita Man Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking Charges

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man pleaded guilty Monday to federal sex trafficking charges, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Johnell Carter, 22, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to two counts of sex trafficking. In his plea, he admitted he used physical force including punching and biting to make an 18-year-old woman perform commercial sex acts. He advertised her services online.

In the second count, Carter admitted recruiting a 15-year-old to perform commercial sex acts. He advertised her services online.

Sentencing is set for March 4. Both parties have agreed to argue for a sentence in a range of 15 years to 25 years in federal prison. McAllister commended the FBI, the Wichita Police Department, the Exploited and Missing Child Unit (EMCU) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated December 17, 2018