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Boston Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Sex Trafficking

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

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for transporting a minor for prostitution.

Corey Smith, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Senior Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to 146 months in prison and five years of supervised release. In July 2019, Smith pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of a minor for purposes of prostitution and two counts of transportation of an individual with intent to engage in prostitution.

Between January 2015 and March 2015, Smith transported a minor girl between Massachusetts, Georgia and Connecticut, with the intent that she would engage in prostitution.  Smith also transported another woman from November 2014 to June 2015, between Massachusetts, Georgia and Connecticut with the intent that she would engage in prostitution, and used force and threats to coerce her to do so. Between January and February 2015, he transported a third woman between Massachusetts and Connecticut with the intent that she would also engage in prostitution.   

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Jason Molina, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Moran of Lelling’s Civil Rights Enforcement Team prosecuted the case.

Updated December 11, 2019

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