Feds indict Charleston man on child sex-trafficking charges

Published: Apr. 11, 2013 at 6:46 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 11, 2013 at 7:04 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Charleston man has been indicted on child sex-trafficking charges, according to federal prosecutors.

On Thursday, the United States Attorney's Office charged 65-year-old Booker T. Vanderhorst with sex trafficking of children and the use of interstate commerce to promote unlawful activity.  He was also indicted for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Federal investigators said Vanderhorst prostituted a minor female he knew to be under the age of 18 between July and October of last year.

He was arrested Thursday by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, which investigated the case.

If convicted on all charges, he could face up to 25 years in prison.  Charleston County court records show Vanderhorst was arrested on a prostitution charge back in 2010.

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