Army reservist convicted of running prostitution ring
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Army reservist accused of running a sex trafficking enterprise in North Carolina has been convicted by a federal jury.
The Department of Justice said in a news release Friday that 29-year-old Xaver M. Boston of Charlotte was found guilty of six counts of sex trafficking and one related charge.
The news release says Boston served in the U.S. Army as a reserve military policeman.
Prosecutors say Boston’s four victims were all struggling with opioid addictions, and he promised them drugs and a place to live. They say he then advertised them for prostitution, collected the proceeds for himself and used drugs to coerce them.
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Boston is in custody and will be sentenced later. Each sex trafficking charge carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison.
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