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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 1, 2016

Rochester Man Sentenced On Sex Trafficking Charge

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr., announced today that Laree Greggs, 39, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor before, was sentenced to 80 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tiffany H. Lee and Melissa M. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that in April 2013, Greggs attempted to transport a minor from Rochester to the State of Pennsylvania for the purpose of engaging in prostitution in furtherance of the conspiracy. The defendant used Backpage.com to post ads for the minor.

Greggs was arrested in April 2014 along with Jodia Campbell and Jennifer Miller. Miller has been convicted and sentenced. Campbell has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen. The task force includes the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Rochester Police Department, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.

Updated July 6, 2016