Boston Man, Corey Smith, Pleads Guilty to Transporting a Minor for Prostitution

BOSTON, MA (STL.News) – A Boston man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to transporting a minor for prostitution.

Corey Smith, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Senior Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to one count of transportation of a minor for purposes of prostitution and two counts of transportation of an individual with intent to engage in prostitution.  According to the terms of the plea agreement, the parties recommend a sentence of 146 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Judge O’Toole deferred acceptance of the plea and scheduled sentencing for Oct. 24, 2019.

Between January 2015 and March 2015, Smith transported a minor girl between Massachusetts, Georgia, and Connecticut, with the intent that she would engage in prostitution.  Between November 2014 to June 2015, Smith transported another woman between Massachusetts, Georgia, and Connecticut with the intent that she would engage in prostitution, and used force and threats to coerce her to do so.  Smith transported a third woman between Massachusetts and Connecticut with the intent that she would engage in prostitution between January and February 2015.

The charge of transportation of a minor for purposes of prostitution provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to a lifetime in prison, five years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.  The charge of transportation for purposes of prostitution provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.