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June 17, 2015

Federal Judge Sentences Milwaukee Pimp to 20 Years’ Imprisonment

United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced that United States District Judge Lynn S. Adelman has sentenced Milwaukee resident Troy Randle, age 37, to 20 years’ imprisonment following Randle’s conviction on two federal sex-trafficking counts. The sex-trafficking counts involved two separate minor females.

Evidence introduced at Randle’s sentencing showed that he began prostituting both of the child-victims when they were just 14 years old and that he prostituted them through their 17th birthdays until his arrest by federal authorities in January of 2014. Further evidence introduced by the United States showed that Randle’s sex trafficking of these two minors took place in Milwaukee through street prostitution and at hotels; in Chicago, Illinois; Dubuque and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and South Dakota. Randle ordinarily accompanied the victim-girls to these cities and provided the transportation. Randle controlled them through false expressions of love and loyalty as well as through his physical abuse of both. Randle advertised the prostitution services of both victims through postings to Backpage.com.

In making this public announcement, United States Attorney Santelle stated: “The sentence most appropriately imposed by Judge Adelman on this defendant is a genuine reflection of both the horrific victimization suffered by these two girls and the terrible impact that this type of criminal behavior has on the life and the well-being of our communities.” Santelle stated further: “The investigation and prosecution of sex-trafficking cases in the Eastern District of Wisconsin is among the highest priorities of my office, and we will continue to pursue the perpetrators of this heinous conduct with all of the resources available to us.”

Randle was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joseph R. Wall. United States Attorney Santelle commended AUSA Wall and the partnered law enforcement agencies responsible for investigating Randle’s trafficking enterprise—namely, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Milwaukee Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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