Guilty Plea in Southern Tier Human Sex Trafficking Case
A Utica woman is admitting that she marketed a 16 year old girl around the Southern Tier in a sex trafficking case.
Alexandria Davall pleaded guilty in federal court in Binghamton to sex trafficking of a child.
She was arrested, along with eight other people in November 2012 in an investigation into the enticing of children to be used in the sex trade in exchange for money and drugs in Broome, Oneida and Onondaga counties and other areas in the North East.
The 16 year old runaway from a state juvenile detention facility, identified in court by the initials M.L., was transported to various locations to engage in sex acts with adult men and to be photographed in sexual seductive poses wearing only lingerie. The photos were posted on an internet classified advertising website offering the girl for sex in exchange for money.
Davall and others also used cell phones to send mass text messages offering the girl for sex sale.
Davall is to be sentenced July 22nd and faces a mandatory minimum of ten years in prison with a maximum possible sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.
In addition to the federal charges against Davall, the Oneida County District attorney has charged several other defendants with state crimes.
The investigation is continuing.