musician who confessed to an apparent sexual assault on Facebook has been accused of rape by another woman — who said there are even more victims keeping quiet.
An indictment is only an accusation of a crime, and a defendant should be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The indictments stem from Operation Traffic Stop, an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
A Mann Act violation carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a$250,000 fine.
A Travel Act violation carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Ordway — who uses the name Wanda Bones on Facebook — never mentioned Magid in her post.
This is an issue that our shared community must both acknowledge and address.” The other defendants are charged with Mann Act violations for transporting young women to the states of Hawaii, Alaska, Nevada, Idaho, and Minnesota for prostitution.
The defendants are also charged with Travel Act violations for their own travel to other states to facilitate their prostitution enterprise.
Two individuals have not yet been arrested, and those indictments remain sealed.
Those two individuals are also charged with sex trafficking a minor, as well as transporting the minor for prostitution.
PORTLAND, OR—Today federal indictments were unsealed charging eight Portland-area pimps with violating the Mann Act and the Travel Act by transporting young women from Portland across the country for prostitution, including to Honolulu, Las Vegas, and Anchorage.
The defendants include Mark “Meezilini” Miles, Jr., 36; Steven “Flawless” Huffman, Jr., 40; Jorge “Baby Slim” Ortega, Jr., 32; Jermaine “Chocolate” Hankins, 38; Michael “Mackin Mike” Willis, Jr., 28; De Shawne “The Don” Howard, 23; Samuel “Sammega” Howard, Jr., 32; and Camillio “Killa” Carradine, 33. “These young women, far from home, are being placed in grave danger so that their pimp can buy himself a Mercedes or a Cadillac or an expensive pair of jeans.