BOSTON (AP)– A Rhode Island male who authorities state required several ladies with drug dependences into prostitution and utilized violence and hunger to manage them has actually been sentenced to 18 years in jail.
Ronald Hall, 48, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, utilized force, dangers and browbeating to traffic 5 victims in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York City, Florida and Nevada from 2010 up until 2019, according to a declaration from the U.S. lawyer’s workplace in Boston.
He targeted drug reliant ladies, and penalized those who did refrain from doing as he stated by keeping drugs or utilizing violence, consisting of with weapons such as knives, belts and bats, district attorneys stated.
He kept practically all of the earnings of the prostitution for himself.
In addition to the jail term, Hall was sentenced to 5 years of probation and bought to pay restitution in a quantity that will be figured out at a later date.
He pleaded guilty in August to several counts of sex trafficking by force, scams or browbeating and transport of a specific with intent to take part in prostitution.
” Although absolutely nothing will ever remove the extensive discomfort and injury these victims have actually suffered as an outcome of a near-decade of exploitation and abuse from Mr. Hall, we hope this sentencing brings some long-awaited justice and responsibility,” U.S. Lawyer for Massachusetts Rachael Rollins stated in a declaration.
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