Previously Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to 25 Years for Sex Trafficking a Minor and Two Adults
|U.S. Department of Justice December 19, 2013|
WASHINGTON—Terrance Anderson, aka Scooby, has been sentenced to federal prison on charges of sex trafficking of a minor and two counts of transporting adults in interstate commerce for prostitution. Anderson, 42, of Ellenwood, Georgia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash to serve 25 years in prison, to be followed by seven years’ supervised release. Anderson was ordered to pay restitution to three victims totaling $154,500. Anderson pleaded guilty to the charges on July 19, 2013.
“This sentence makes clear that those who prey upon women and girls and coerce them into prostitution will be punished severely,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels for the Civil Rights Division. “The Department of Justice will continue to devote its full efforts to investigating and prosecuting those who commit such heinous crimes.”
“This defendant chose to earn a living exploiting minors, even continuing to do so after previously serving a federal sentence for sex trafficking-related conduct,” said U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates of the Northern District of Georgia. “Our office will remain vigilant in our efforts to prosecute those who exploit children and young women in this district.”
"Today’s sentencing removes a dangerous individual from our streets who has repeatedly shown a callous disregard for the basic human rights of others,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge Ricky Maxwell for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Atlanta Field Office. “Human trafficking and child exploitation cases such as this reaffirm the FBI’s mission as we work to protect and help those that may not be able to help themselves."
According to U.S. Attorney Yates, the charges, and other information presented in court, from February 2008 through December 2011, Anderson ran a prostitution ring in which he advertised the sexual services of a minor and young women on the Internet, including K.B., T.B., A.C., and other victims. He advertised on sites such as Backpage, Craigslist, and Eros, as well as his own website, Rentsomethingsexy.com. Anderson caused K.B., a 17-year-old girl, to engage in commercial sex acts in multiple states, requiring her to earn $1,000 a day, work seven days a week, and give all of her earnings to him. Anderson also transported 18-year-old T.B. and 24-year-old A.C. from Georgia to Virginia, where he required the young women to perform numerous commercial sex acts for his financial gain.
Anderson previously pleaded guilty in August 2001 to using a cell phone, which is a facility of interstate commerce, to cause a juvenile to engage in prostitution and to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He received a sentence of seven years in federal prison after providing information to federal investigators about other sex trafficking crimes and testifying at the trial of two other human traffickers. However, Anderson resumed his sex trafficking activities after completing his prison sentence.
This case was investigated by special agents of the FBI. If anyone has any information about human trafficking, they are encouraged to report the information to the FBI at 404-679-9000.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Coppedge of the Northern District of Georgia and Deputy Chief Karima Maloney of the Civil Rights Division prosecuted the case.
For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at USAGAN.Pressemails@usdoj.gov or (404) 581-6016. The Internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division is http://www.justice.gov/usao/gan/.