The sentencing level for a defendant who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion was properly set at the level for the underlying crime, the Third Circuit said Friday.
Jamiell Sims belonged to a gang that trafficked drugs and women. As a respected member of the gang, he prostituted the women online and provided security while they worked.
Sims also collected money from the women and supplied them with drugs. The gang used force and coercion to trap the women in a cycle of drug addiction and prostitution, the opinion by Judge Thomas M….