LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Chicago man pleaded guilty on Monday to federal sex trafficking that led to Los Angeles.
45-year-old Jerome Terry Jr. admitted to luring young women to L.A. and elsewhere, saying that they would be able to promote their modeling careers but instead making them victims of sex trafficking. The alleged incidents happened around 2014.READ MORE: CBS2 Investigates: E. Coli Bacteria Levels In Echo Park Lake Higher Than State Water Quality Standards
Terry was operating under the purported modeling management company CanadianGirlzRock Inc. to lure the women. He is charged with one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Terry has been in federal custody since his extradition from Canada in 2019.READ MORE: Daily COVID Cases Top 3,700 In LA County; 12-Year-Old Child Among New Deaths
He is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 25 in Los Angeles federal court.
If convicted as charged, he faces between seven and 15 years in prison.MORE NEWS: Ocean Rescue: LA County Fire Lifeguards Pull 2 People From Water In Venice
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