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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

U.S. Marshals Arrest Jefferson County Man for Sex Trafficking of a Minor

BIRMINGHAM – U.S. Marshals late last week arrested a Jefferson County man on a charge of sex trafficking of a minor, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton.

Marshals arrested TORRVEZ LEMARCUS CALDWELL, 22, on Thursday in Birmingham on one count of sex trafficking of a minor in 2015. A federal grand jury indicted Caldwell on the charge in April. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Ott today for arraignment on the charge against him. He remains in custody.

Caldwell’s arrest comes during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

The maximum penalty for sex trafficking a minor is life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The FBI investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Xavier O. Carter is prosecuting.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated January 24, 2017