- August 25th, 2010 1:52 pm ET
- By Jim Kouri, Public Safety Examiner
A child sex trafficker pled guilty Friday to transporting two minor girls across state lines in support of a prostitution enterprise he ran in Atlantic City, New Jersey, according to a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.
Javon Gordon, 28, a.k.a. “Teflon,” of Atlantic City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to two counts of an Indictment charging him with transporting the minors across state lines to work as prostitutes for him.
Gordon admitted that from September 2007 until July 2008, he operated a prostitution enterprise in and around Atlantic City, New Jersey. Gordon acted as a “pimp,” employing both minor girls and adult women to work for him as prostitutes.
He admitted to controlling the activities of the women and girls working for him, including requiring them to give him any money they made from performing sexual acts on customers.
Three minor girls recruited by Gordon solicited prostitution clients on the streets and in the casinos of Atlantic City as well as on the Internet. Gordon used a digital camera to take naked, partially-naked and sexually suggestive pictures of the minor girls, then posted the images on various websites, including Craigslist and others, in an effort to advertise prostitution services. Gordon also used Craigslist to assist in his efforts to recruit girls to work for him as prostitutes.
Gordon also admitted to traveling from the Atlantic City area to Philadelphia in order to pick up a minor girl and bring her back to Atlantic City to work as a prostitute. In addition, Gordon admitted to transporting an adult female and a minor girl between the Boston and Atlantic City areas to work as prostitutes.
Each count of the transportation of minors for the purpose of prostitution carries a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a mandatory minimum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison. Each count also carries a maximum fine of $250,000 and a mandatory minimum term of five years of supervised release. Gordon is scheduled to be sentenced on November 22, 2010.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.
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