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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Female Sex Trafficker Sentenced To 15 Years For Trafficking Minors

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew has sentenced Alysia N. Algere a/k/a “Coco” (29, Tampa) to 15 years in federal prison for sex trafficking three minors. She pleaded guilty on February 3, 2016.

According to court documents, Algere recruited two minor boys and a minor girl, who were between 14 and 16 years of age, to engage in commercial sex acts. She took sexually explicit photos of the minors and posted advertisements on the Internet, selling them for sex.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stacie B. Harris.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

Topic: 
Human Trafficking
Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 10, 2016