SAN JOSE -- A 23-year-old Hercules man has been charged in a six-count federal grand jury indictment for the sex trafficking of two teenage girls, authorities said Thursday.
Jamal Raphael Broussard, also known as Flyyy Mal, Money Mal, and Maly Bo, has been charged with sex trafficking of children, transportation of minors for prostitution, and coercion and enticement of minors for prostitution, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said.
The indictment was issued Oct. 16. Broussard was arrested at his Hercules home Wednesday.
Authorities say beginning in August 2010 Broussard recruited two girls he knew were underage to work for him as prostitutes,and arranged for them to travel to Maryland, New Mexico and Louisiana to engage in sex acts for money. The girls, who are from San Jose and Richmond, each were 15-years-old when Broussard recruited them.
Four of the six counts he faces carry a maximum sentence of life in prison, each with a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and significant fines.
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