RICHMOND, VA—Korey Jermaine Reynolds, 25, of Charlotte, North Carolina, pleaded guilty today to transporting a 13-year-old girl across state lines to engage in prostitution.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Michael F.A. Morehart, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by United States District Judge Henry E. Hudson.
Korey Reynolds was charged with transporting a minor across state lines for purposes of prostitution in a criminal complaint on June 12, 2012. Reynolds faces a minimum term of 10 years in prison and a maximum penalty of life in prison when he is sentenced on October 2, 2012.
In a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement, Reynolds admitted that in May 2012 he transported three females, including a 13-year-old girl, from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Richmond, Virginia, with the intention that the females engage in prostitution while in Virginia. Reynolds and the two other females met the juvenile in Miami, Florida, and encouraged her to come to Charlotte, where they were living. The juvenile traveled to Charlotte sometime in February or March and engaged in prostitution while in Charlotte, providing the majority of her earnings to Reynolds. In May 2012, the juvenile and the other females traveled with Reynolds to Virginia, where they continued engaging in acts of prostitution and continued providing their earnings to Reynolds.
This case was investigated by the Henrico County Division of Police and the FBI’s Richmond Field Office. Assistant United States Attorney Jamie L. Mickelson and Special Assistant United States Attorney Mike Feinmel of the Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.