Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Promoting Prostitution

Modified: June 10, 2016 4:18pm

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Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 28-year-old Randon Moultrie of Buffalo has pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Russell Buscaglia to five counts of Promoting Prostitution in the Second Degree and four counts of Promoting Prostitution in the Third Degree.

It’s the result of a months-long investigation into a prostitution enterprise run by Moultrie, who 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.

The investigation was coordinated through the Joint Human Trafficking Task Force, composed of members of US Attorney's Office, the Erie County District Attorney's Office, and federal and local law enforcement agencies.

Randon faces a maximum of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced by Justice Buscaglia on August 3, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

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.

Assistant District Attorney Ryan D. Haggerty is prosecuting the case.