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Tag: underage prostitution

Sex Trafficker Known As ‘King Kobra’ Sentenced to 262 Months in Prison

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Philadelphia man who ran a prostitution business with unsuspecting girls ages 18 and younger was sentenced Monday to 262 months in prison, the FBI announced.

Rahim McIntyre, 35, was convicted on three counts of sex trafficking.

McIntyre, who also is known as King Kobra, was accused of psychologically manipulating girls to get them to do what he wanted.

McIntyre used photographs of the girls in lingerie to advertise them on the Internet.

A jury found McIntyre guilty on April 21.

FBI Investigates Underage Prostitution Ring at El Paso Schools in Texas

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is investigating whether middle school and high school students throughout El Paso are part of an underage prostitution ring, the El Paso Times reports.

The probe focuses on Ysleta Independent School District, which was notified of the probe beginning in December 2012.

“Due to student confidentiality laws, the Ysleta Independent School District is prohibited from disclosing specific details of the alleged underage prostitution ring currently under investigation by the FBI,” YISD officials said in a statement. “However, officials at Ysleta High School were notified in December 2012 that an investigation into underage prostitution was under way at local middle and high schools.”

The news comes just days after claims that a 16-year-old Ysleta High School student was used as a prostitute on the website Backpage.

“At that time, the FBI requested that Ysleta High School officials not discuss the matter with anyone, including district administration,” the YISD statement said. “After this meeting with the FBI, Ysleta High School officials were approached by the student for assistance with issues outside of the investigation that cannot be disclosed. No other details are available at this time, YISD will continue to cooperate fully with local law enforcement agencies in their investigation.”