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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Milwaukee Man Sentenced for Transportation for Prostitution

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, man convicted of Transportation for Prostitution was sentenced on July 16, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Jaquon Duckworth, age 23, was sentenced to 10 months in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Duckworth was indicted on the charge by a federal grand jury on July 8, 2014.  He pled guilty on to the Indictment on April 22, 2015.

Sioux Falls Police detectives on the Street Crimes Unit became aware of prostitution activity occurring at a local hotel on June 22, 2014.  Further investigation led to the defendant, Jaquon Duckworth, who was posting advertisements on line and accepting phone calls to arrange meetings for commercial sexual activity.  Duckworth later admitted that he traveled from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Sioux Falls with a woman for the purpose of having her engage in prostitution activity.

This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

Duckworth was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated July 27, 2015