Tuesday, October 7, 2008

LAW & DISORDER: Man held in sex trafficking

The Florida Times-Union
October 3, 2008

A Virginia man was arrested Thursday on charges of bringing two minors to Jacksonville to engage in prostitution.

Marvin Leigh Madkins, 28, of Newport News was indicted last week by a federal grand jury in Jacksonville on two counts of sex trafficking of minors and one count each of transporting minors to engage in criminal sexual activity and possessing a shotgun to further a crime of violence.

Federal prosecutors said Madkins recruited the two minors in Virginia and brought them to Jacksonville between April and June. He faces a life prison sentence and $1 million in fines if convicted.

U.S. Magistrate Monte Richardson ordered Madkins held until Monday, when he has scheduled a detention hearing.

Paul Pinkham

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