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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 8, 2019

Rochester Man Charged With Sex Trafficking Of Minors And Adults

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Quondall D. Davis, 24, of Rochester, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with sex trafficking of a minor and sex trafficking of an adult by force. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa M. Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, the defendant was identified by investigators during an investigation into prostitution in Rochester. Officers were told that Davis, who goes by “Hot Dog,” would place an ad on the website “backpage.com.”  Once a customer responded, “Hot Dog” would reach out to one of his girls and have them picked up by a driver. The complaint further states that “Hot Dog” would use his Facebook account to contact the girls. Following a date, the girls gave half of the profits to “Hot Dog.” Investigators also learned that girls would have sex with different guys in order to receive heroin. If the girls received heroin, they were to give all of it to “Hot Dog” but would not get any money in return.

Investigators reviewed Davis’s Facebook account and observed, among other items, a photo of a contact with the name “LongWay” with a mobile telephone number connected to an advertisement associated with prostitution in the Syracuse, NY.

The investigation has identified three minor victims and one adult victim who have been involved in prostitution activities with the defendant. 

The defendant made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson and is being held pending a detention hearing on April 11, 2019.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Todd Baxter.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 8, 2019