Zachary man sentenced to running prostitution ring
BATON ROUGE- A 34-year-old Zachary man who led a Baton Rouge-based sex-trafficking ring involving multiple prostitutes, including a 16-year-old girl, has been sentenced to more than 9 1/2 years in federal prison.
Federal prosecutor said in a news release that Jeremie Jamocus Tate pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to unlawfully use interstate facilities in aid of racketeering, two counts of use of interstate facilities in aid of racketeering and enticing another to travel interstate for prostitution.
U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick sentenced Tate to 115 months in prison on Monday.
Tate admitted in April that he operated a prostitution business from November 2012 through November 2013, and that he personally recruited prostitutes and advertised for and scheduled prostitution sessions.
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