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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Rochester Woman Pleads Guilty To 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 Jodia Campbell, 33, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to transporting individuals across state lines with intent that the individuals engage in illegal sex acts before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tiffany H. Lee and Melissa M. Marangola, who are handling the case, stated that in April 2013, Campbell transported an adult from New York to the State of New Jersey for the purpose of engaging in prostitution. The defendant used Backpage.com to post ads for the minor.

Campbell was arrested in April 2014 along with Laree Greggs and Jennifer Miller. Greggs and Miller have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Child Exploitation Task Force which includes the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Rochester Police Department, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.

Topic(s): 
Human Trafficking
Updated December 18, 2015