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Memphis man charged with trafficking teen into New Orleans

Dominique Peeples
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Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 9:53 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Memphis man is facing charges after he allegedly trafficked a 17-year-old girl into New Orleans to perform sexual acts.

U.S. Attorney Duane Evans says 25-year-old Dominique Peeples is indicted on a charge of sex trafficking of a minor.

Shelby County Jail records also show Peeples is charged with trafficking for sexual servitude, aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and soliciting sexual exploits of a minor.

Evans says the victim was trafficked from August 2020 to January 2021.

If convicted, he will face a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison. The maximum sentence is life behind bars.

Peeples also faces supervised release of no less than five years up to life, a fine of $250,000 and a requirement that he is registered as a sex offender.

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