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Date: 11-02-2022

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United States of America v. Oscar Carter

Case Number: 2:18-cr-00141


Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with violating the Mann Act by transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose having the minor engage in prostitution and conspiracy.

Oscar Carter, age 35, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty and admitted that he agreed and conspired with another individual, Shelby Summer Brown, to commit an offense against the United States, that is, to knowingly persuade, induce, entice, and coerce an individual, Minor A (an individual who had not yet attained the age of 18 years) to travel in interstate commerce, from Ohio to Pennsylvania, to engage in prostitution and any sexual activity for which any person can be charged with a criminal offense, and did so, from March 6, 2018 through March 14, 2018.

Assistant United States Attorney Heidi M. Grogan prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Pittsburgh Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, which includes members of the Cranberry Township Police Department and the City of Pittsburgh Bueau of Police, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Carter.

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 78 months’ incarceration and 15 years of supervised release.

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