SF MAN INDICTED ON CHARGES
OF SEX TRAFFICKING OF A CHILD
By Angela Hokanson, Bay City News Service
February 1, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - A 24-year-old San Francisco man
was indicted by a federal grand jury on Jan. 5 on suspicion of
sex trafficking of a child, the U.S. attorney's office reported
Antoine Vernon Mouton was arrested on Jan. 26 in Las Vegas on
unrelated theft and burglary charges, according to the U.S. attorney's
office. Mouton's indictment and arrest resulted from a joint investigation
by the San Francisco Police Department's vice crimes division
and the FBI's juvenile exploitation unit.
Mouton allegedly benefited financially from the commercial sex
acts of a girl under the age of 18 during a trip they made to
Las Vegas in April 2005. The girl allegedly gave her earnings
from working as a prostitute in Las Vegas to Mouton, the U.S.
attorney's office reported.
Court documents charge that the victim started working as a prostitute
for Mouton when she was 13.
Mouton will face federal charges in San Francisco after he faces
state charges in Las Vegas.
The maximum statutory penalty for one count of sex trafficking
of a child between the ages of 14 and 18 where force is not used
is 40 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and lifetime supervised
release, the district attorney's office reported.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Morgan-Kelly, with the assistance
of Rawaty Yim, is prosecuting the case against Mouton.
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