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Philadelphia Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Philadelphia man was sentenced to 120 months in prison for transporting victims in interstate commerce to engage in prostitution, U.S. Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

Mallie M. Evans, 37, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Karen M. Williams to a count of the indictment against him charging him with transporting any individual in interstate commerce with the intent that such individual engage in prostitution. Judge Williams imposed sentence on May 23, 2024, in Camden federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From 2015 through 2017, Evans recruited and coerced multiple victims to engage in prostitution for Evans’s financial benefit and transported victims across state lines between Philadelphia and central and southern New Jersey to engage in prostitution. Evans used fraud, emotional manipulation, physical violence, and threats of death and bodily injury to coerce the victims into engaging in commercial sex acts for his benefit.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Williams sentenced Evans to 10 years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the FBI, Newark Division, Trenton Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy, with the investigation leading to the sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander E. Ramey of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Trenton.

Updated May 24, 2024

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Press Release Number: 24-194