Jury Convicts Oklahoma City Man of Trafficking Children for Sex
OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal jury has convicted GERMAINE COULTER, SR., 46, of Oklahoma City, of child sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit child sex trafficking, announced Timothy J. Downing, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
On November 13, 2018, a grand jury returned a three-count superseding indictment against Coulter, a/k/a "Slim." Count One charged him with a child-sex-trafficking conspiracy in which he offered high school girls for commercial sex. Counts Two and Three charged him with substantive offenses of trafficking girls identified as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 3.
At a trial that began on July 15 before Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti, a federal jury heard testimony that in January and February 2018, Coulter recruited females under the age of 18 to perform commercial sex work. Coulter told one girl she needed to make $1,000 per day, all of which would go to him, and, if she was successful, he would buy her a car, get her an apartment, and get her business cards after she turned 18. He directed his victims to call him "Daddy." Working with co-conspirator ELIZABETH ANDRADE, 36, of Edmond, he sent photos of one underage girl to prospective customers. The jury heard that Andrade began taking one of the girls with her on commercial sex appointments, where the girl performed sex acts for money. Between January 27, 2018, and February 19, 2018, Coulter and Andrade trained and directed the girl how to interact and perform sex acts with customers and how to convince her mother to let her stay with them.
The jury convicted Coulter yesterday on Counts One and Two. It was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on Count Three.
Andrade, a/k/a "Beth," "Bobbi Monroe," "Tiffany," and "Porsche," already stands convicted of conspiracy to commit child sex trafficking. On July 19, 2018, she pleaded guilty to a one-count superseding information. Both Coulter and Andrade have been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since June 2018.
At sentencing, Coulter faces up to life imprisonment on the conspiracy conviction. In addition to leading to potential life imprisonment, Count Two also triggers a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years. Coulter also faces supervised release after incarceration of at least five years and up to life, in addition to fines of up to $250,000 per count, mandatory restitution, and a $5,100 special assessment on each count. Sentencing will take place in approximately 90 days.
This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI Oklahoma City Division and the Oklahoma City Police Department, with assistance from the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys K. McKenzie Anderson and Jessica Perry are prosecuting the case.
Reference is made to court filings for further information.