- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal officials say the leader of a sex trafficking ring in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his interstate prostitution enterprise.

U.S. Attorney Walter Green says 33-year-old Jeremie J. Tate, of Zachary, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick to conspiracy to unlawfully use interstate facilities in aid of racketeering, two counts of use of interstate facilities in aid of racketeering and enticing another to travel interstate for prostitution.

After evading arrest for several days, Tate was arrested in Houston on April 25, 2014.

Tate has remained in federal custody since his arrest.

Three others have already pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing for their roles in the sex trafficking ring.

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