Cincinnati man pleads guilty to interstate prostitution

Posted at 11:33 PM, Jul 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-26 23:33:29-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- A Cincinnati man will be sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to interstate prostitution, authorities announced Wednesday.

Gary Paul Moorman, 34, will serve the statutory maximum penalty for the crime under the terms of the plea agreement, according to Acting U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow.

Moorman "systematically and violently abused multiple victims to induce them, against their will, into prostitution for his own financial gain," authorities wrote.

He induced the victims to travel between Florida, Ohio and elsewhere to engage in sexual acts, posted prostitution ads with provocative photos of the victims online and took all of the proceeds, authorities said in a news release.