- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for running a cross country sex trafficking operation and attempting to have a witness testifying against him killed.

Raymond Jeffreys pleaded guilty to the charges in January and was sentenced Thursday in Boston federal court.

Federal prosecutors alleged that from 2006 to 2014, the 28-year old and others trafficked women and girls in all six New England states as well as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Nevada, Georgia, Florida and California.

Co-defendant Corey Norris was sentenced to 15 years in January.

Prosecutors said Jeffreys targeted poor, homeless and drug addicted women and girls, threatened to kill them if they didn’t work for him and trained other men to be pimps. They say 20 victims have been rescued.


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