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Friday, August 11, 2017

Washington man sentenced to eight years in prison for traveling across the country with teen to engage her in commercial sex

A Washington man was sentenced to eight years in prison for transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex, said Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.

Tyrell L. Moss, 33, knowingly transported a child identified as T.C. for the purpose of engaging in prostitution. Moss transported T.C. from Washington state to Beachwood by way of California, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and Illinois, with the intent that T.C. would engage in commercial sex acts, according to court documents.

This took place between September and October 14, 2016, according to court documents.

The case was investigated as part of Operation Cross Country by the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of the FBI, Cleveland Division of Police, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department, Adult Parole Authority and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan, with assistance from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Human Trafficking
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated August 11, 2017