Wichita man indicted on sex trafficking charges

Gerald L. Brown

WICHITA, Kansas – A federal grand jury in Wichita returned an indictment Tuesday charging a Wichita man with sex trafficking.

Gerald L. Brown, Jr., 25, Wichita, is charged with one count of sex trafficking of a minor. In a second count, he is charged with sex trafficking of an adult by force, fraud or coercion.

In count one, the indictment alleges that in June and July 2015 Brown recruited a 17-year-old girl to travel from Kansas to Oklahoma and Texas to engage in prostitution. He advertised the girl’s sexual services on an adult Web site.

In count two, the indictment alleges that from August to Oct 2015 Brown used force, fraud or coercion to cause an adult victim to engage in prostitution. He advertised the woman’s sexual services on an adult Web site.

At the time of the alleged crimes, Brown was a registered sex offender as a result of a 2006 conviction in Sedgwick County District Court for indecent liberties with a child.

If convicted, Brown faces a penalty of not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of sex trafficking of a minor, and a penalty of not less than 15 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion.

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