Rochester Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking Charge
ROCHESTER, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr., announced today that Laree Greggs, 38, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison and a fine of $250,000.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tiffany H. Lee and Melissa M. Marangola, who are handling the case, stated that in April 2013, Greggs attempted to transport a minor from Rochester to the State of Pennsylvania for the purpose of engaging in prostitution in furtherance of the conspiracy. The defendant used Backpage.com to post ads for the minor.
Greggs was arrested in April 2014 along with Jodia Campbell and Jennifer Miller. Charges are pending against Campbell. Miller has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation Task Force which includes the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Rochester Police Department, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement‐Homeland Security Investigations.