Thursday, September 25, 2008

US: Man Indicted on Sex Trafficking Charges

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - A 41-year-old Memphis man nicknamed “Daddy” was indicted on federal charges of recruiting or forcing young girls to work as prostitutes, federal authorities said today.

Leonard Augusta Fox enticed girls ranging in age from 13 to 17 to engage in commercial sex between Feb. 14 and Sept. 5 this year, federal authorities said.

The indictment indicates that other, unnamed persons also were involved, but no other details were available.

He is charged with three counts of child sex trafficking. Each count carries a sentence of 15 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the FBI at 747-4300.


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