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Date: 09-29-2022

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United States of America v. Victor Clayton

Case Number: 2:18-cr-00524-RBS

Judge: R. Barclay Surrick

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Phiadelphia County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with sex trafficking of two minors across state lines.

In November 2022, the Victor Clayton, age 47, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to two counts of sex trafficking of a minor, and one count of attempted sex trafficking of a minor. The charges arose from Clayton’s trafficking of a 16-year-old minor in at least four local hotels in Philadelphia in early 2018, after which he kept half of the proceeds paid to the minor by sex buyers. He then picked up that victim’s 15-year-old friend and drove both girls to Dunn, North Carolina, with the intention to cause them to engage in prostitution there. While in North Carolina, the defendant sexually assaulted the second minor, according to court papers.

“The crime that this defendant committed is one of the most devastating to victims that our Office prosecutes,” said U.S. Attorney Romero. “Clayton forced a young person, a minor child, to sell her body for his own greed and financial gain, attempted to do the same to her friend, and did, in fact, assault that girl himself. We will continue to work collectively to investigate these destructive crimes against some of the most vulnerable victims in our community.”

“What Victor Clayton put these girls through is unconscionable,” said Jacqueline Maguire, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division. “He made money off of the repeated sexual exploitation of one minor and himself sexually assaulted the other. While this sentence doesn’t erase any of that, those 15 years behind bars bring some justice for his victims, and keep him from using and abusing even one more child.”

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Dunn, North Carolina Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Michelle Morgan and Amanda Reinitz.

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release and was assessed $200.

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