Orlando Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of 13-Year-Old
|U.S. Attorney’s Office July 05, 2012|
TAMPA—United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces that Miguel Pierre Morancy (30, Orlando) pled guilty this week to sex trafficking of a minor. Morancy faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.
According to the plea agreement, Morancy was a “pimp” operating in the central Florida area. From 2007 until 2010, he had numerous prostitutes working for him. Several of the prostitutes were identified as juveniles. An investigation revealed that from November 2007 until February of 2008, Morancy employed an eighth grader as a prostitute. This 13-year-old victim advised law enforcement that she prostituted herself in Tampa and Orlando and gave all of her earnings to Morancy.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys James A. Muench and Stacie B. Harris.
It is another case brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visitwww.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “Resources.”