Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Cherry Hill Police Chief William Monaghan announced a man has pleaded guilty in a Cherry Hill human trafficking case.
Javann Hall, 30, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, faces a recommended sentence of seven years in state prison after pleading guilty on Monday in Superior Court to one count of second-degree human trafficking.
Cherry Hill Police discovered Hall’s crimes during an undercover prostitution detail at a local hotel in January 2015. Detectives observed Hall dropped off a woman who had been advertised on Backpage.com. The woman solicited an undercover detective and was taken into custody without incident.
Further investigation revealed that Hall was forcing the woman to engage in prostitution activity several times a day by using threats of violence.
The woman, who was from Boston, Massachusetts, was referred to a licensed social worker who provided counseling and directed her to available social services. As a victim of human trafficking, prostitution charges against her will be dismissed.
Under the terms of the plea, Hall will also be required to pay a $15,000 fine and restitution to the victim. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 1 before Superior Court Judge John T. Kelley.
Released Wednesday, March 2, 2016.