Dorchester Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Sex Trafficking
BOSTON – A Dorchester man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with his participation in a long-running sex trafficking conspiracy.
Corey Norris, a/k/a “Case,” a/k/a “Jacorey Johnson,” 26, of Dorchester, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release. In September 2015, Norris pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to sex traffic minors by force, fraud and coercion; sex trafficking and attempted sex trafficking of a minor; sex trafficking and attempted sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion; transportation of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity; and conspiracy to transport a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity.
Norris’s conspiracy charge was based on his long relationship with co-defendant Raymond Jeffreys, 27, of Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Portland, Maine. Norris, Jeffreys, and others engaged in a long-running cross-country 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 in the fall of 2011 in Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, and California. The other girl was trafficked in Massachusetts and Rhode Island the following year.
During today’s sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Denise J. Casper described Norris’s crimes as “horrific,” noting that the victims were “targeted specifically because of their vulnerability.” Judge Casper also noted that the fact that “prostitution still finds paying customers” did not change the fact that the women who engaged in the sex acts were actual victims.
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. Also assisting in the case were: Shawn Meehan, Resident Agent in Charge of the HSI Portland Office; Harold H. Shaw, 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 David J. D’Addio of Ortiz’s Civil Rights Enforcement Team and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney David S. Bradley of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.