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Philadelphia Man Charged with Sex Trafficking a Minor

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 14, 2013
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania (215) 861-8200

Jerel Jackson, 28, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with three counts of sex trafficking of a minor or of adults by force, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

If convicted, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years' imprisonment and a maximum sentence of lifetime imprisonment on each count, a $750,000 fine, a minimum of five years up to a lifetime period of supervised release, and a $300 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Philadelphia Police Department Special Victims Unit, the Tinicum Township Police Department, and the Dover (Delaware) Police Department, and it is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle L. Morgan.

An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.