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Man Receives 10-Year Prison Sentence for Sex Trafficking

Mallie M. Evans Sentenced for Transporting Victims for Prostitution Across State Lines

A Philadelphia man, Mallie M. Evans, 37, has been sentenced to 120 months in prison for his role in transporting victims across state lines to engage in prostitution, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. The sentencing occurred on May 23, 2024, in Camden federal court by U.S. District Judge Karen M. Williams.

Background and Case Details

From 2015 through 2017, Evans recruited and coerced multiple victims into prostitution, transporting them from Philadelphia to central and southern New Jersey for this purpose. Court documents and statements reveal that Evans employed tactics including fraud, emotional manipulation, physical violence, and threats of death and bodily harm to control his victims, forcing them to perform commercial sex acts for his financial gain.

In addition to his prison term, Judge Williams has sentenced Evans to 10 years of supervised release following his incarceration.

Investigation and Prosecution

The successful conclusion of this case was spearheaded by special agents from the FBI, Newark Division, Trenton Resident Agency, led by Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander E. Ramey of the Criminal Division in Trenton, part of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

This sentencing marks a significant step in the ongoing fight against human trafficking and emphasizes the commitment of U.S. law enforcement to hold perpetrators accountable and protect vulnerable populations.

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