- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man, described as the leader of a Baton Rouge-based interstate sex-trafficking ring involving multiple prostitutes, including a juvenile girl, has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1Fmt7nU ) 33-year-old Jeremie Jamocus Tate of Zachary pleaded guilty Wednesday 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. No sentencing date has been set.

Prosecutors say Tate used telephones and the Internet to arrange online advertising, schedule prostitution sessions and recruit others. They say Tate also acknowledged enticing a prostitute to travel from Baton Rouge to Las Vegas in December 2012 to engage in prostitution for him.

Three other people already have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.


Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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