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Orlando Man Sentenced for Sex Trafficking of 13-Year-Old

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 03, 2012
  • Middle District of Florida (813) 274-6000

TAMPA, FL—U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich sentenced Miguel Morancy (30, Orlando) a/k/a Shadow to 21 years and 10 months in federal prison last week for sex trafficking of a minor.

Morancy pleaded guilty on July 3, 2012.

According to court documents, Morancy was a “pimp” operating in the central Florida area and had numerous prostitutes working for him from 2007 until 2010. Several of the prostitutes were identified as juveniles. Subsequent investigation revealed that, from November 2007 until February 2008, Morancy employed a 13-year-old eighth-grader as a prostitute. The minor victim advised law enforcement that while she worked for Morancy as a prostitute in Tampa and Orlando, she gave all of her earnings to Morancy. She reported that Morancy would make her work seven days a week with little to no rest, and that Morancy would beat her if she broke his rules.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys James A. Muench and Stacie B. Harris.

It is another case was 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 visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”