April 20, 2017

New York man indicted on sex trafficking charges


SCRANTON -  A New York State man, was indicted by a federal grand jury on sex trafficking charges in northeast Pennsylvania, including Monroe County.

The indictment alleges that Derrell Wilson, 32, of Mount Vernon, in Westchester County NY, trafficked three women as prostitutes through force, threat, and coercion and that Wilson provided his victims with controlled substances, including heroin. The indictment further charges Wilson with transporting women in interstate commerce to engage in prostitution. 

The case was investigated by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Monroe County Detectives Office, Stroud Regional Police Department, and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is life in prison.


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