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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Oklahoma City Pair Charged with Child Sex Trafficking

OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal grand jury has charged GERMAINE COULTER, SR., 45, and ELIZABETH ANDRADE, 35, both of Oklahoma City, with child sex trafficking and conspiracy to sex traffic a child, announced Robert J. Troester, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

On June 20, 2018, the grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Coulter, a/k/a "Slim," and Andrade, a/k/a "Beth," "Bobbi Monroe," "Tiffany," and "Porsche."  Count One charges both Coulter and Andrade with conspiracy to sex traffic a child.  Count Two charges Coulter with the substantive offense of child sex trafficking, and Count Three charges Andrade with the same offense.

According to the indictment, in January and February 2018, Coulter and Andrade recruited a female under the age of 18, referred to in the indictment as Jane Doe, to perform commercial sex work for Coulter.  Coulter allegedly told her she needed to make $1,000.00 per day, all of which would go to him, and he would buy her a car, get her an apartment, and get her business cards after she turned 18, if she was successful.  He directed Jane Doe to call him "Daddy," according to the indictment.  Coulter and Andrade are alleged to have sent photos of Jane Doe to prospective customers, and Andrade allegedly began taking Doe with her on commercial sex appointments, where Jane Doe performed sex acts for money.  The indictment further alleges that between January 27, 2018, and February 19, 2018, Coulter and Andrade trained and directed Doe how to interact and perform sex acts with customers and how to convince her mother to let her stay with them.  Coulter is also alleged to have communicated with Doe’s mother to get permission for Doe to stay with them and to travel to Kansas.

If convicted on Count One, Coulter and Andrade face up to life imprisonment.  If convicted on Count Two or Three, Coulter and Andrade will face mandatory minimum sentences of ten years, with the possibility of up to life in prison.  If convicted on any count, Coulter or Andrade would also face 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 $5,100 special assessments per count.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation 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.

The public is reminded these charges are merely accusations and that Coulter and Andrade are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  Reference is made to court filings for further information.

 

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Updated June 21, 2018