North Carolina Man Sentenced for Multi-State Sex Trafficking of a Child

By Department of Justice

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A Charlotte, North Carolina, man was sentenced today to 18 years in prison for sex trafficking an Ohio child in numerous states, including Virginia.

According to court documents, in November 2020, Anthony Jermaine Foman, 26, persuaded a 14-year old minor from Ohio on social media to join him and travel to various states to engage in prostitution with promises that he would take care of her. Instead, he used drugs and violence to force her to continue prostituting herself in North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina, Delaware, Georgia, and Virginia. Foman also filmed his sexual encounters with the minor victim and transported this child pornography from South Carolina to Virginia. In December 2020, the child was found in Hampton with Foman and he was arrested shortly thereafter.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Raymond Villanueva, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C.; and Mark Talbot, Chief of Hampton Police, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Roderick C. Young.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa McKeel prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:21-cr-28.