Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex trafficking crimes committed in Pittsburgh
A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex trafficking crimes he committed in Pittsburgh.
According to a statement from the Department of Justice, 23-year-old Anthony Juskowich was convicted in federal court for sex trafficking crimes.
Prosecutors say that Juskowich began grooming a woman in Dececember 2019 in Alabama. He and the woman later moved to Pittsburgh and stayed in Oakland. He attempted sex trafficking crimes in Georgia before the move.
Court documents said that Juskowich told the woman to engage in commercial sex acts, and falsely promised her she would make enough money to purchase and run a fast-food franchise. They also said that Juskowich used force, threats of force, fraud and coercion to compel the woman into meeting with sex customers.
Investigators arrested Juskowich after conducting an undercover operation.
Court documents say that Juskowich continued to try to control the woman from jail
The investigation involved the FBI, Pittsburgh police and Moon Township police