Charlotte Man Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Prison for Transporting 13-Year-Old Girl Across State Lines for Purposes of Prostitution
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 02, 2012|
RICHMOND, VA—Korey Jermaine Reynolds, 26, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced today to 130 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for transporting a 13-year-old girl from Charlotte to Richmond for purposes of prostitution. Reynolds will also be required to register as a sex offender.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Jeffrey C. Mazanec, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office; and D.A. Middleton, Chief of Police for the Henrico County Police Division, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Henry E. Hudson.
“When Korey Reynolds saw a 13-year-old runaway living on the streets of Miami, he didn’t see a girl in need of help. Instead, he saw an opportunity to exploit her for profit,” said U.S. Attorney MacBride. “Reynolds is a college-educated man who made his living from the money this young girl and others made selling their bodies for sex. My office will continue our zero tolerance policy against all sex traffickers. Today’s sentencing sends a strong message that we will put away anyone who sexually exploits children in this district, even a single time.”
Korey Reynolds pled guilty to transporting a minor across state lines for purposes of prostitution on July 3, 2012. According to court documents, Reynolds met the juvenile in February or March 2012 while he and two adult women who were working for him as prostitutes were on vacation in Miami, Florida. Reynolds and the two women encouraged the juvenile to join them when they returned to Charlotte. From March 2012 through May 2012, the juvenile worked as a prostitute, living with the two females in various hotels in the Charlotte area and providing the majority of her earnings to Reynolds. In May 2012, Reynolds transported all three females to the Richmond area, where they engaged in prostitution for several days before being discovered by law enforcement.
This case was investigated by the Henrico County Police Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Jamie L. Mickelson and Special Assistant United States Attorney Mike Feinmel of the Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae.