USAMD Former Washington, D.C. Police Officer Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking of Two Minor Girls

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U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Chukwuemeka Ekwonna, age 29, of Glenn Dale, Maryland, today to 14 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release for two counts of sex trafficking of a minor. Specifically, between October 2016 and February 2017, Ekwonna, who was an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, D.C. at the time, engaged in sexual conduct with two girls, who were 14 and 15 years old, in exchange for money. Both victims were students in the ninth grade at the time of the offenses. In a separate case, on May 13, 2019, Charles Mario Brown, Sr., age 48, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. Brown admitted that he operated a prostitution business involving a 16-year-old female, and at least four adult females, who performed commercial sex acts in the Baltimore area.

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