Yesterday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that a Philadelphia man was sentenced for his role in child pornography. U.S. District Court Judge Joel H. Slomsky sentenced Rashaad McIntyre, 26 to Wednesday to 22 years in federal prison for sex trafficking minors and production of child pornography. According to US attorney Michelle Morgan, McIntyre” pled guilty to three counts of sex trafficking of three separate girls who were between the ages of 15 and 16 — all of them in the ninth grade at the time of this crime.” His plea was entered July of 2013.
According to court records, McIntyre had recruited, then forced three teenaged girls into prostitution. McIntyre had advertised the services of the 15 and 16-year olds on an Internet website known as Backpage.com and then forced the young women to participate in sexual acts with numerous adult men at hotels in Philadelphia. The FBI also states that McIntyre photographed the women for the internet and one photograph was that of an underage young woman engaged in oral sex. After the meetings with the men the victims were then forced to turn over 100% of the money paid for their services to McIntyre. Court records also showed two of the victims were runaways from foster care and the other was trafficked by another pimp who later sold her to McIntyre.
In addition to the prison time to serve the judge also order McIntyre to pay $125,600 in restitution to the three victims. In a related case, last week McIntyre’s brother, Rahim McIntyre, 36, was also sentenced last week by the Honorable Harvey J. Bartle to 21 years, 10 months in prison on three counts of sex trafficking of adults by force last week.
The case of McIntyre was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Morgan. It was investigated by the FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department Special Victims Unit.