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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 7, 2016

Ocala Sex Trafficker Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – Corey Lawayne Mosley, 40, of Ocala, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking by coercion.  The sentence was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

During his guilty plea, Mosley admitted that, between September 2010 and March 2012, he was involved in a sex trafficking scheme using a woman who was addicted to cocaine.  Mosley transported the victim to various locations within the Northern District of Florida, including hotels and area truck stops, for commercial sex.  Mosley coerced the victim both with physical violence and nonphysical means.  He also provided her with cocaine and then forced her to pay for it by performing sex acts for money.  Mosley collected the proceeds from the victim’s commercial sexual activity.

“Human trafficking is modern day slavery, and tragically, it occurs in the Northern District of Florida, as well as throughout the nation,” said United States Attorney Canova.  “This horrific crime is often hidden in plain sight because traffickers use coercion tactics to keep their victims silent.  I am proud of the hard work of all those who are fighting human trafficking, including prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, local coalitions, and community members.”

“Sex trafficking is a violation of its victims’ civil rights, and infringes upon the protected liberties guaranteed to all Americans,” said Charles P. Spencer, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Jacksonville Division.  “This type of illegal activity demonstrates a very real risk to our local communities, and stopping it remains one of the highest criminal investigative priorities for the FBI.”

“FDLE, along with our partners, will continue to aggressively investigate human trafficking cases,” said FDLE Jacksonville Special Agent in Charge Dennis Bustle.  “These crimes have devastating impacts on their victims, and we must remain vigilant to identify and investigate these criminals.”

This case resulted from investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Williams.

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 http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.

For more information, contact:
Amy Alexander, Public Information Officer
(850) 216-3854, amy.alexander@usdoj.gov

Topic: 
Human Trafficking
Updated November 7, 2016