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

Monday, June 6, 2016

Buffalo Woman Sentenced For Role In Commercial Sex Business

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051 

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Caitlin Connelly, 31, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiring to engage in a commercial sex business, was sentenced to time served and one year supervised release by U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, Jr., who handled the case, stated that Connelly conspired with Kenneth White to entice women into traveling to other states to engage in commercial sex acts between 2006 through 2012. White, who was convicted of sex trafficking and sentenced 13 years in prison, received all of the money earned by the women in this manner.   

The sentencing is the result of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Adam S. Cohen, Special Agent in Charge, and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations Division, under the direction of Shantelle P. Kitchen, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office.

Updated June 7, 2016