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United States of America v. Gary Paul Moorman
Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida
Case Number: 8:16-cr-00343-SDM-JSS
Judge: Steven D. Merryday
Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Hillborough County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Stacie B. Harris and Kristen A. Fiore
Defendant's Attorney: Steve Crawford
Description: Tampa, FL - Sex Trafficker Sentenced To 20 Years In Federal Prison For Interstate Prostitution
Gary Paul Moorman (35, Cincinnati, Ohio) was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, the statutory maximum penalty, for inducement to travel to engage in criminal sexual activity. He pleaded guilty on July 21, 2017.
According to court documents, Moorman systematically and violently abused multiple victims and induced them, against their wills, to travel between Florida, Ohio, and elsewhere to engage in criminal sexual activity. Specifically, he induced the victims to commit acts of prostitution for his own financial gain. In furtherance of his criminal activity, Moorman took provocative photos of the victims and posted prostitution advertisements on the Internet. After the victims were forced to provide the sex acts, Moorman demanded and took all of the proceeds for himself.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - Tampa Division (Pinellas Resident Agency), with support from St. Petersburg Police Department and the Clearwater Police Department. Substantial assistance also was provided by FBI partners in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 20 years in prison.