Terrance Anderson, a/k/a/ Scooby, has been sentenced to federal prison on charges of sex trafficking of a minor and two counts of transporting adults in interstate commerce for prostitution.
“This defendant lived off the sexual exploiting of minors, even after previously serving a federal sentence for sex trafficking-related conduct,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “Our office will remain vigilant in our efforts to prosecute those who exploit children and young women in this district.”
“For his own benefit, the defendant preyed upon women and girls, coercing them into prostitution,” said Jocelyn Samuels Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. “The Department of Justice will continue to devote its full efforts to prosecuting those who commit such heinous crimes.”
Ricky Maxwell, Acting Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, stated: “Today’s sentencing removes a dangerous individual from our streets who has repeatedly shown a callous disregard for the basic human rights of others. Human trafficking and child exploitation cases such as this reaffirm the FBI’s mission as we work to protect and help those that may not be able to help themselves.”
According to United States Attorney Yates, the charges and other information presented in court: From February 2008 through December 2011, Anderson ran a prostitution ring in which he advertised the sexual services of a minor and young women, including victims K.B., T.B., A.C. and other victims on the Internet. He advertised on sites such as Backpage, Craig’s List and Eros, as well as his own website, Rentsomethingsexy.com. Anderson caused K.B., a 17-year-old girl, to engage in commercial sex acts in multiple states, requiring her to earn $1,000 a day, work seven days-a-week, and give all her earnings to him. Anderson also transported 18-year-old T.B., and 24-year-old A.C., from Georgia to Virginia, where he required the young women to perform numerous commercial sex acts for his financial gain.
Anderson previously pleaded guilty in August 2001 to using a cell phone, which is a facility of interstate commerce, to cause a juvenile to engage in prostitution, and to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He received a sentence of seven years in federal prison after providing information to federal investigators about other sex trafficking crimes and testifying at the trial of two other human traffickers. However, Anderson resumed his sex trafficking activities after completing his prison sentence.
Terrance Anderson, 42, of Ellenwood, Ga., was sentenced by United States District Judge Thomas W. Thrash to 25 years in prison to be followed by seven years of supervised release. Anderson was ordered to pay restitution to victims totaling $154,550. Anderson pleaded guilty to the charges on July 19, 2013.
This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If anyone has any information about human trafficking, they are encouraged to report the information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 404‑679‑9000.
Assistant United States Attorney Susan Coppedge and Department of Justice Deputy Chief Karima Maloney prosecuted the case.