NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — United State Attorney Kenneth Polite announced a list of charges brought against a man accused in a sex trafficking investigation.
The suspect is identified as David Michael White, Jr. of New Orleans. He’s charged with one count of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion and two counts of use of an interstate facility to promote prostitution. According to the indictment, White also goes by the name “Prince Loyalty”.
The indictment says White brought a person, only identified as A. D., to the area and, “…did knowingly recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, maintain, patronize and solicit, by any means a person, A. D., and did benefit financially in a venture… in reckless disregard of the fact that means of force, threats of force, fraud, and coercion… to engage in a commercial sex act.”
The indictment also says White used the internet, specifically the website Backpage.com, to promote and advertise commercial sex acts.
If convicted on the sex trafficking by force charge, White could get 15 years to life in prison and pay a $250,000 fine. The other charge brings a maximum sentence of ten years and another $250,000 fine.
Polite praised the work of the New Orleans offices for ICE Homeland Security Investigations and the FBI. At last word, records showed White remained in jail on a $35,000 bond.