Two Broward Men

Two Broward Men

Two Broward Men Sentenced for Sex Trafficking of Minor
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Field Office; Carlos Noriega, Chief, Miami Beach Police Department; and James K. Loftus, Director, Miami-Dade Police Department, announced that defendants Robert Cox, 41, of Ft. Lauderdale, and Timothy Myers, 41, of Margate, were sentenced on Friday, May 28, 2010, on violations of sex trafficking of children, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1591.

On March 16, 2010, a jury in Fort Lauderdale found Cox guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children and two counts of sex trafficking of children. The jury found Myers guilty of two counts of sex trafficking of children. On May 28, 2010, U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn sentenced Cox to 15 years in prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. Judge Cohn sentenced Myers to 10 years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release.

According to evidence produced during the trial, in April, 2009, Cox recruited a 17-year-old girl in Broward County to work for him as a prostitute. On several occasions, he picked up the minor from a location near her home and took her to hotels and other locations to prostitute. On one occasion, Cox also prostituted a 16-year-old friend of the first minor. Myers assisted Cox by posting advertisements for the minors on the Internet.



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