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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Memphis Man Pleads Guilty to Interstate Sex Trafficking

Jackson, Miss. – Terrance Braden, 41, of Memphis, Tennessee, pled guilty on October 27, 2020 before Senior U.S. District Judge Davie Bramlette III to transporting women from Memphis to Jackson to engage in sex with men for money, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Michelle Sutphin with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi.

On June 25, 2020, Braden drove women from Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi, and immediately posted advertisements via the Internet of such women.  An undercover law enforcement officer posing as a “customer” arranged a date with one of the women on June 26, 2020, at a local motel in Jackson.  The officer, along with other law enforcement officers, arrived at the hotel and arrested Terrence Braden and two other women for prostitution.  Further investigation revealed that Braden was, in fact, the pimp transporting the women for his prostitution business.

Braden will be sentenced by Judge Bramlette on February 2, 2021 and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 

The Jackson Division of the Federal Bureau Investigation and the Hinds County Sheriff Department investigated this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Glenda R. Haynes is prosecuting the case.

 

Updated November 3, 2020