Federal Grand Jury Indicts Three In Alleged Sex Trafficking Conspiracy
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A federal grand jury in Providence returned a seven-count indictment on Thursday charging three individuals with allegedly participating in a conspiracy to traffic young females from Boston to Rhode Island with the intent to force them to participate in commercial sexual activity, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha; Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston field office of the FBI; Pawtucket Police Chief Paul King; Colonel Steven G. O’DonnellSuperintendent of the Rhode Island State Police; United States Marshal Jamie A. Hainsworth; and Arlington, Mass., Police Chief Frederick Ryan.
According to the indictment, it is alleged that on separate occasions between August 18, 2014, and August 25, 2014, Ricky Wallace, a/k/a Justice, 33, of Pawtucket, recruited two females, one of them under the age of 17, at the direction of Kemont Bowie, a/k/a Daddy, 34, of Providence, and, along with Raechyl Spooner, a/k/a Kitty, 20, of Pawtucket, against the will of the females, drove them to Spooner’s Pawtucket residence where they were forced into prostitution.
The indictment charges Wallace and Bowie with conspiracy; sex trafficking of a child; transportation of a minor for sexual activity; sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion; and transportation an individual for prostitution. Additionally, the indictment charges Spooner with conspiracy.
Arraignment dates have not yet been scheduled by the court.
Ricky Wallace was arrested on August 29, 2014, on a bench warrant issued from the Providence Superior Court, and is detained at the ACI; Kemont Bowie was charged in this matter by way of a federal criminal complaint and arrested on August 26, 2014, and is detained in federal custody; Raechyl Spooner will be summonsed to appear in federal court for arraignment.
The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Pamela E. Chin.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the FBI, United States Marshals Service, Rhode Island State Police, Pawtucket Police and the Arlington, Mass. Police Department.
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