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Jury Convicts Manchester Man of Sex Trafficking

A jury has convicted a Manchester man of sex trafficking.

According to evidence presented at the trial and other court documents, 33-year old Darrius Redd forced an adult victim to engage in sex for money in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Clive and other areas in March of 2020 — and Redd kept the money.

Prosecutors say Redd placed at an ad on an online escort site about the victim and he tried to recruit other women for his criminal enterprise.

The jury found Redd guilty of distribution of drugs to a person under the age of 21, as well as sex trafficking.

He faces a minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum life sentence for the convictions.

Redd remains in federal custody. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Redd’s sentencing date is set for January 28th of next year.


story courtesy of Radio Iowa

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