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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 14, 2016

Shreveport man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Shreveport man was sentenced Thursday to 121 months in prison for sex trafficking of a minor.

In addition to the term of incarceration, Zayne Ghandi Anderson, 41, of Shreveport, was also sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to five years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender.  According to the June 13, 2016 guilty plea, undercover law enforcement agents responded to an online advertisement Anderson posted for the prostitution of minors. Upon further investigation, agents met a 16-year-old female. Agents discovered that Anderson had posted several advertisements online soliciting money in exchange for sex with the minor.

“This sentence reflects our commitment to halt the sex trafficking of young girls in this district,” Finley stated. “My office will continue to work with our partners in law enforcement to ensure that individuals who commit these crimes are found and convicted.”

The FBI Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Earl M. Campbell and Jonathan S. Drucker prosecuted the case.

Topic: 
Human Trafficking
Updated October 14, 2016