Cincinnati Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Interstate Prostitution
Tampa, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that Gary Paul Moorman (34, Cincinnati, Ohio) has pleaded guilty to interstate prostitution. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Moorman will be sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, the statutory maximum penalty for this offense.
According to court documents, Moorman systematically and violently abused multiple victims to induce them, against their will, into prostitution for his own financial gain. He also induced the victims to travel between Florida, Ohio, and elsewhere to engage in sexual acts. In furtherance of his criminal activity, Moorman took provocative photos of the victims to post prostitution ads on the Internet. After the victims provided these services, Moorman demanded and took all of the proceeds.
This case was investigated by the FBI – Tampa Division (Pinellas Resident Agency), with support from the St. Petersburg Police Department and the Clearwater Police Department. Substantial assistance was provided by the FBI’s Cincinnati Field Office and the Cincinnati Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Stacie B. Harris and Kristen A. Fiore.