EASTON, Pa. (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania man accused of forcing women and one minor to work in a prostitution ring he called “the program” has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges.
Twenty-seven-year-old Corderro Cody pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion. He also pleaded guilty to a dozen counts of sex trafficking, conspiracy to transport individuals across state lines for purposes of prostitution and one count of sex trafficking of a minor.
The charges carry a minimum 15-year sentence and allow a judge to impose a life term, but attorneys agreed on a 30-year term as well as a $3.75 million fine.
Authorities said Cody took the victim’ identification so they couldn’t flee and manipulated some while using “brutal force” with others.
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