Modified: November 7, 2016 10:38am
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 28-year-old Randon Moultrie of Buffalo has been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia to 5 to 10 years in prison for promoting prostitution.
In June, Moultrie pleaded guilty to five counts of Promoting Prostitution in the Second Degree and four counts of Promoting Prostitution in the Third Degree.
Justice Buscaglia also required Moultrie to sign orders of protection for his four victims, agreeing not to have contact with them through October of 2033.
Moultrie, who ran a prostitution enterprise, used adult Internet sites and social media to solicit patrons for the women he was promoting, often using motel rooms in Amherst and Tonawanda as venues for his illicit enterprise. Moultrie exploited multiple women for his own financial gain, including a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old.
“When the prices were agreed upon and the acts were agreed upon and when these strangers from the Internet were done with the 14 year old girl’s body, it was this defendant who profited,” says Assistant District Attorney Ryan Haggerty who prosecuted the case.
The investigation was coordinated through the Joint Human Trafficking Task Force, comprised of members of the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Erie County District Attorney's Office, and federal and local law enforcement agencies.
DA Flaherty praised the work of the task force and made special mention of Detectives Joann DiNoto, Brian Walsh, and Ed Solak of the Amherst Police Department, Sheriff’s Deputy Theresa Nietzel and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Matthew Dellapenta.