Dorchester Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of Minors
BOSTON – A Dorchester man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with a long-running, cross-country teen sex trafficking operation.
Corey Norris, a/k/a “Case,” a/k/a “Jacorey Johnson,” 26, of Dorchester, pleaded guilty today to a five count indictment charging him with various sex trafficking crimes including crimes related to sex trafficking of minors. U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper scheduled sentencing for Jan. 11, 2016.
Norris, along with co-defendant Raymond Jeffreys, 27, and others, engaged in a sex trafficking conspiracy from approximately August 2008 to May 2014 in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Nevada, Georgia, Florida, and California. Norris was charged for both his involvement in the conspiracy, and for specific counts involving the sex trafficking of two 17-year-old girls. One of the girls was trafficked from approximately Oct. 8, 2011 to Nov. 10, 2011 in Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, and California. The other girl was trafficked in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in December 2012.
The individual sex trafficking charges carry a range of mandatory minimum terms of 10 to 15 years and up to a lifetime in prison. Each count has a mandatory minimum term of five years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000, or twice the gross gain/loss, whichever is greater. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Matthew Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, made the announcement today. The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Boston Police Department’s Human Trafficking and Homicide Units, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office also wishes to recognize and thank Shawn Meehan, Resident Agent in Charge of the Homeland Security Investigations’ Portland Office; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Aaron Steps, Supervisory Senior Resident Agent in Charge of the FBI Maine Office; the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office; Cumberland County (Maine) District Attorney’s Office; the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine; the Massachusetts State Police; the Portland (Maine), Old Town (Maine), Braintree, and South Portland (Maine) Police Departments; the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency; and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Amy Harman Burkart and Christopher Pohl of Ortiz’s Civil Rights Enforcement Team and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney from the Suffolk County D.A.’s Office.