CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A sex trafficking ring in the Lowcountry forces a Columbia, S.C. man to pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges.
Da-Shun “Dae Dae” Curry, 23, of Columbia, pleaded guilty to the charge in federal court.
According to Acting United States Attorney Beth Drake, evidence presented at the change of plea hearing showed that Curry transported female victims to the North Charleston area for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts knowing, or reckless disregarding of the fact, that several victims were under the age of 18 and that force, fraud, or coercion would be used against all of the victims, regardless of their age, in order to compel the victims to engage in commercial sex acts.
Curry admitted to his role in the conspiracy and to specifically trafficking three female victims under the age of 18, according to a news release.
Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date. Curry could receive 15 years to life in prison.
The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security and City of North Charleston Police Department’s Human Trafficking Unit.
Information regarding human trafficking should be reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), Polaris – Freedom Happens Now, 24-hour National Hotline: 1-888-373-7888