NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of trafficking underage girls in North Charleston.
Acting United States Attorney Beth Drake announced on Tuesday that 23-year-old Da-Shun Curry of Columbia pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit sex Trafficking.
According to authorities, Curry transported female victims in interstate commerce to the North Charleston area for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that several victims were under the age of 18.
In addition, prosecutors say 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," authorities said.
Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date. The minimum sentence Curry could receive for Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking is 15 years in prison. The maximum sentence he could receive is life in prison.
The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security and City of North Charleston Police Department's Human Trafficking Unit.
Assistant United States Attorney Matt Austin of the Charleston office is prosecuting the case.
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.