NJ sex offender, 32, charged for sex trafficking children

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CAMDEN, N.J. (1010 WINS) — A Camden man was indicted on charges of sex trafficking minors on Tuesday, according to the Department of Justice.

Between September 2020 and April 2021, 32-year-old Semaj Gilmore trafficked three children, trading sex with them for cash, prosecutors allege.

He was arrested in a sting operation in April 2021.

Law enforcement noticed a missing child from Pennsylvania was being advertised for sexual acts online, and an undercover agent arranged a meeting with her over the phone.

The agent met the girl in a Mount Laurel motel room. When Gilmore, who was waiting in his car in a nearby parking lot, spotted uniformed officers entering the motel room, he fled.

Police were able to stop his car, where they found the phone that was used to arrange the rendezvous.

He was already a registered sex offender when he was arrested, so in addition to three sex trafficking a minor offenses, he was also charged with three sex offense as a registered sex offender charges.

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for each charge with a minimum of 10 years each. That would result in a minimum sentence of 60 years in prison if he’s convicted on all six charges.

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