A Toronto man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of trying to bring a minor over the border to work as a prostitute.
D’Shawn Rose, 20, faces arraignment on single counts of transporting an individual to engage in prostitution, inducing an individual to travel to engage in prostitution and transporting a minor to engage in prostitution.
U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr. said if convicted of the charges, Rose faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and maximum penalty of life, as well as a fine of up to $250,000.
Hochul and Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward H. White said that several months ago, Rose was dropped at the Peace Bridge with an underage girl he had driven with from Toronto. Authorities said Rose was planning to fly with the girl from Buffalo to Las Vegas, where she was supposed to engage in prostitution for Rose.