Three California Residents Arrested, Charged with Sex Trafficking of an Orlando Minor
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 16, 2014|
ORLANDO—United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the unsealing of an indictment against Vincent Hudson, a/k/a “Goldie,” (44, Stockton, California); Patricia Poulson, a/k/a “Moët Diamonds,” (22, Stockton, California); and Jessica McCrary, a/k/a “Amber Snow” (20, Stockton, California). Hudson is charged with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor, sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor to engage in prostitution, and two counts of commission of a felony offense involving a minor when required to register as a sex offender. Poulson and McCrary are charged with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor. If convicted, each faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.
All three individuals were arrested in the Eastern District of California and will make their initial appearances at the federal courthouse in Sacramento, California.
According to the indictment, between on or about November 8, 2013 and December 18, 2013, the above named individuals recruited, enticed, and transported “Minor A” from Orlando, Florida to Louisiana and, ultimately, California for the purpose of engaging in prostitution.
The indictment further alleges that Hudson committed the offenses after being required to register as a sex offender.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Haas.