Hubert Dupigny Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking Minors
Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HUBERT DUPIGNY, a/k/a “Fox,” was sentenced to 300 months in prison for sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors. DUPIGNY was previously convicted of those offenses, following an eight-day jury trial, on January 24, 2020, before U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said: “Hubert Dupigny trafficked minor victims who were runaways from the foster care system – victims who were half his age and did not have permanent homes or families to take care of them. Dupigny victimized, and violently abused, some of the most vulnerable members of our society for his own financial gain. His predatory conduct irreparably damaged the lives of his victims. Today, Hubert Dupigny was justly sentenced to 25 years in prison for his callous exploitation of those minor victims.”
According to the allegations contained in the Indictment and evidence presented during the trial in Manhattan federal court:
From at least in or about August 2016 through in or about May 2017, HUBERT DUPIGNY, a/k/a “Fox,” the defendant, engaged in a conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors. The defendant recruited two minor victims (“Victim-1” and “Victim-2”) to engage in commercial sex acts when they were living in foster care facilities or homes in New York City. The defendant took photographs of Victim-1 and Victim-2 in lewd positions, used Backpage.com to post advertisements of them for commercial sex, and then directed Victim-1 and Victim-2 to meet customers to engage in commercial sex out of an abandoned home in Brooklyn, New York. Victim-1 and Victim-2 saw as many as ten to fifteen customers each day. The defendant took all of the proceeds from their commercial sex acts, forcing Victim-1 and Victim-2 to be reliant on him for food and clothing.
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In addition to today’s prison sentence, DUPIGNY, 38, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced to 10 years of supervised release.
Ms. Strauss thanked the FBI and the New York City Police Department for their outstanding work in this matter, particularly the FBI-NYPD New York Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.
Any individuals who believe they have information that may be relevant to this investigation should contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at (212) 384-1000 or https://tips.fbi.gov/.
This case is being handled by the Office’s General Crimes Unit. Assistant United States Attorneys Mollie Bracewell, Elinor Tarlow, Jacob Gutwillig, and Michael Herman are in charge of the prosecution.