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Allentown Man Admits Role in Interstate Prostitution Ring

Francisco Torrellas agreed to a 10-year sentence as part of the plea deal.

An Allentown man admitted on Thursday that he coerced women to travel across state lines to engage in prostitution, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Francisco Torrellas, also known as “Francisco Fordham,” “Dream,” “Daddy” and “Pretty,” pleaded guilty to one count of a 10-count superseding indictment, a charge of coercion and enticement to engage in prostitution. He agreed to a 10-year sentence as part of the plea deal.

Torrellas had been charged with sex trafficking of a minor; conspiracy to use an interstate facility in aid of prostitution business; transportation of a minor to engage in prostitution; coercion and enticement to engage in prostitution; and obstruction, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 15.

The U.S. government was represented by U.S. Attorneys Danielle Corcione and Jenny Kramer.


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