La. Man Charged In Miss. Sex-Trafficking Case

NEW ORLEANS (WDSU) -- The U.S. Attorney in New Orleans says a Louisiana man has been indicted in a 2012 sex trafficking case.   

A statement from U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says 42-year-old Torrey Ledell Davis of Metairie was named in a three-count indictment Thursday. The case involves Davis' alleged part in recruiting a 16-year-old girl from Jackson, Miss., into prostitution.         

The teenager was arrested in the French Quarter, leading to the investigation that led to charges against Davis.         

Court records show Davis was ordered detained by a federal magistrate earlier this week.        

A trial date has not been set for Davis, who is represented by a public defender. The U.S. Attorney's Office says that if Davis is convicted of the sex trafficking charges involving a minor, he would face a possible life sentence.

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