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Alabama Man Sentenced to 180 Months in Federal Prison for Enticing a Minor to Engage in Prostitution

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

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA –Jirard Quin Kincherlow, 40, of Montgomery, Alabama, was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison for coercing or enticing a minor to engage in prostitution. The sentence was announced by Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

Kincherlow’s sentence was the result of a federal jury returning a guilty verdict on June 11, 2021, finding Kincherlow guilty on the sole count of coercing or enticing a minor to engage in prostitution.

“This sentence is yet another example of the unwavering commitment to the protection of our most vulnerable, and it should serve as a significant deterrent to those who would attempt to harm them,” said U.S. Attorney Coody. “Through concerted efforts like Operation Stolen Innocence we will continue to work tirelessly with our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute those who prey upon our children.”

“We are grateful to see justice prevail for the victim in this case,” said Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell. “Kincherlow’s sentencing is a testament to the judicial system’s tireless efforts to hold accountable those who break the law and reiterate to the community that human trafficking will not be tolerated.”

“The partnership between HSI and the Tallahassee Police Department, specifically Operation Stolen Innocence, has had a marked impact in making our communities safer,” said HSI Jacksonville Assistant Special Agent in Charge K. Jim Phillips. “This significant sentence serves as notice, these heinous crimes will be investigated, and prosecuted, to the fullest extent of the law.”

Kincherlow’s prison sentence will be followed by 10 years of supervised release. He will also be required to register as a sex offender and will be subject to all sex offender conditions. 

This conviction was the result of a collaborative investigation by the Tallahassee Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations as part of Operation Stolen Innocence, a multi-agency coordinated effort by the United States Marshals Service, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, and the Office of State Attorney, Second Judicial Circuit, to combat human trafficking in the Tallahassee area.  First Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Spaven prosecuted this case.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General.  To access public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website.  For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit



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Updated May 16, 2022

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