Five New England Residents Charged with Sex Trafficking
BOSTON—Five individuals were charged in an indictment unsealed today for operating a multi-state sex trafficking ring centered in Massachusetts and Maine involving minors and adult women.
Raymond Jeffries, a/k/a Skame Dollarz, Skame, Frenchy, 26, of Boston and Portland, Maine; Corey Norris, a/k/a Case, 23, of Boston; Jacqueline Lungelow, a/k/a Baby J., 26, of Boston; Kairis Sanchez, a/k/a Lola, 19, of Boston; and John Kanda, a/k/a J., 21, of Portland, Maine, were charged in a 17-count superseding indictment unsealed today involving the trafficking of six victims, three of whom were under the age of 18, for the purposes of prostitution in Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Nevada, and California.
The indictment alleges that, at various times from 2006 through January 2014, different combinations of these defendants trafficked the victims for prostitution by force, fraud, or coercion and, in the cases of the minor girls, knowing or in reckless disregard that they were under the age of 18.
Norris was previously charged in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts for sex trafficking of a minor from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, and this indictment expands on those charges.
If convicted on the charges of sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion, the defendant faces a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of a lifetime, five years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and restitution. If convicted on sex trafficking of a minor, the defendant faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of a lifetime, five years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and restitution.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; Shawn Meehan, Resident Agent in Charge of the HSI Portland Office; Boston Police Commissioner William Evans; Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Aaron Steps, Supervisory Senior Resident Agent in Charge of the Maine Office, made the announcement today. The U.S. Attorney’s Office wishes to thank the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Cumberland County (Maine) District Attorney’s Office, United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine, Massachusetts State Police, Portland (Maine) Police Department, Old Town (Maine) Police Department, Braintree Police Department, South Portland (Maine) Police Department, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Amy Harman Burkart and Cory S. Flashner of Ortiz’s Civil Rights Enforcement Team and Special Assistant United States Attorney and Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney David S. Bradley.
The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.