“Omar Taylor is a coercive sex trafficker who pursued and exploited vulnerable victims for his own financial profit,” United States Attorney Erica MacDonald said in a statement. “The 400-month sentence handed down today is appropriate in light of the trauma Mr. Taylor inflicted upon his victims.”
Owner of illegal massage parlor found guilty of sex trafficking
“Today’s sentencing will hopefully close a painful chapter in the lives of the survivors of Mr. Taylor’s heinous actions,” said Tracy J. Cormier, HSI St. Paul special agent in charge. “We’re confident that this significant sentencing will empower others, who are facing similar circumstances to come forward, knowing that they will be fully supported and that their captors will face justice.”
According to the release, from August 2017 through March 2018, Taylor, a registered sex offender, operated an illegal massage business out of his Minneapolis residence. He recruited several young women and girls to work in his illicit massage business and made them perform commercial sex acts in exchange for money for his own financial benefit.
Taylor used backpage.com to solicit prospective clients by posting advertisements with photos of the victims, offering massage services that would include sex acts.