Sex Trafficking Conviction in Binghamton
A Binghamton man faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced for sex trafficking.
A Federal Jury in Binghamton March 29 convicted 25 year old Antonio Ballard of engaging in a sex trafficking business involving three teenaged girls between August and December 2014.
Prosecutors say Ballard recruited the three girls for his “business.” At the time, two were 16 and one was 15.
Ballard is accused of threatening and physically forcing the girls to engage in prostitution and used a cell phone to post pictures of the teens on the internet site to drum up business.
He made the girls give him half what they were paid for performing sex acts.
Ballard remains in the Broome County Jail and will be sentenced in July.