Jean Claude Roy, 32, who at one time lived on Brittania Circle in Germantown, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for conspiring to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, according to a recent release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore.
The sentence also covers Roy’s convictions on three counts of interstate transportation for prostitution, and witness and evidence tampering, according to the release.
Roy took a victim across state lines to engage in prostitution in August and September of 2012 and also took the victim’s identity and kept all of the victim’s money.
Roy was arrested by Montgomery County Police on Christmas Day, 2012, in a Rockville hotel after a woman he was prostituting called police, according to spokeswoman Vickie LeDuc of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
During the trial [in March 2014], victims recounted instances of physical and sexual abuse, threats, tattoo branding and Roy’s bragging of beating a murder charge years prior in Massachusetts, according to the release. Witnesses also testified to the guns in his possession and how he prostituted women in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.
In November 2012 Roy recruited codefendant Brittney Creason, 20, of Decatur, Ill., who helped Roy recruit and transport girls from Illinois and North Carolina to engage in prostitution, according to the release.
Creason pleaded guilty of using a facility in interstate commerce for an illegal activity, and was sentenced to time served of three months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, according to the release.
This case was investigated by the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, with the help of Montgomery County police and other law enforcement agencies.
“The Civil Rights Division is committed to pursuing justice on behalf of vulnerable members of our society,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels for the [Department of Justice] Civil Rights Division in the release. “This sentence sends a clear message that the United States will not tolerate modern-day slavery and will work tirelessly to restore the rights and dignity of its victims.”