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Wayne man convicted of trafficking in minors

Noel Brown


November 8, 2016

Janine Edwards, Wayne County District Attorney, announced that a Wayne County Jury today convicted Noel Brown, age 41, of Trafficking in Minors, a Felony of the 1st Degree.

In late June of this year, Brown solicited and enticed a 15 year old female from her residence on the Hancock Highway in Oregon Township and transported her to his residence in Monroe County and then later to the Days Inn hotel in Tannersville, Pennsylvania in order to subject her to sexual servitude.

Brown got the victim drunk, sent a partially nude photo of her out over the internet, and took her to the hotel in Tannersville in order to have her engage in sexual acts with his “clients.” Brown even had the victim sign a “contract” to engage in services for those “clients” that included massage, stripping and what was stated as “comfort as defined by the host”.

Edwards stated: “First I want to commend the Pennsylvania State Police at the Honesdale Barracks and the Swiftwater Barracks for their rapid action in finding the female victim and arresting Brown. This is the first Sex Trafficking in Minors case prosecuted in Wayne County and I am so pleased that the jury saw the acts of this defendant for exactly what they were. The crime of sex trafficking of a minor is one that plays out over and over across our country. Unlike the crime of drug delivery where the drug can only be sold once, humans can be sold over and over for profit by individuals like this defendant. I am glad that the issue was brought to light and that this defendant will be unable to corrupt any more young females. The Jury today made a strong statement regarding the defendant’s dangerous and disgusting conduct directed at a 15 year old girl.”