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Lockport Man Going To Prison For Two Decades For Sex Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Oliver Kimmons, 52, of Lockport, NY,  who was convicted of sex trafficking, was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Meghan A. Tokash, Douglas A.C. Penrose, and Joel L. Violanti, who handled the case, stated that over the course of three years, the defendant solicited and coerced young and opiate-addicted women to have sex with paying customers in exchange for drugs. Kimmons drove the victims to Western New York farms, dairies, and Indian reservations where they engaged in sex acts with paying customers. The defendant collected the money from customers and then “paid” his victims in heroin. Kimmons also had sex with the victims in exchange for drugs.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Niagara County Sherriff’s Office and the Niagara County Drug Task Force, under the direction of Sheriff James Voutour; the Erie County Sherriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Timothy Howard; the Lockport Police Department, under the direction of Acting Chief Steven Preisch; the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division; and Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in Charge Kevin Kelly.

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Updated December 5, 2019

Human Trafficking