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Hamilton man indicted on federal child sex trafficking, pornography charges

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Posted at 6:04 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 18:08:08-04

CINCINNATI — A federal grand jury has charged a 24-year-old Hamilton man Wednesday with sexually trafficking and exploiting a child for several months.

From September 2019 through January, Malikai Willis trafficked a 16-year-old girl and “caused her to engage in commercial sex acts,” according to the indictment.

Willis also allegedly recorded three sexually explicit videos of the victim, constituting child pornography.

Sex trafficking of a minor is punishable by 10 years to life in prison, and producing child porn carries a potential prison sentence of 15 to 30 years.

Willis appeared in federal court Wednesday and was indicted on four counts.