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January 20, 2015

Child Sex Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

MEMPHIS, TN—Osbie Antonio Sea, a/k/a “Money,” “Hard Money,” and “Mr. Money,” 32, of Memphis, TN, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor, announced Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

According to the criminal information and statements made in open court, in early 2013, Sea came into contact with a then-14-year-old girl, while she was shopping at a K-Mart in the Raleigh area of Memphis. Sea introduced himself to her as “Money,” handed her a flyer, and told the teenage girl to call him if she wanted to make some money.

A short time later, following an argument with a family member, the victim ran away from home and called Sea. He first took her to his apartment and later to the Extended Stay America near the intersection of Kirby Parkway and Poplar Avenue. According to the victim, Sea knew she was underage, but she was instructed to tell everyone that she was 18 because “he knew he could get in trouble.”

While at the hotel, Sea posted pictures of the victim on the Internet site www.Backpage.com. The victim stated she had had intercourse with at least two individuals at Sea’s direction and that Sea had taken all the money that she had earned from the commercial sex acts.

In addition to the prison sentence, Chief U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen ordered Sea to serve five years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Assistant United States Attorney Leetra J. Harris represented the government.

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