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Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Child Trafficking for Cash

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Quondall Davis, 26, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to sex trafficking of a minor. The charge carries a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa M. Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that between April 2017 and July 2018, the defendant, a/k/a Hotdog, recruited Minor Victim 1 and Minor Victim 2 to engage in commercial sex acts. Davis posted ads on “,” to entice customers to engage in commercial sex acts with the minor victims. is a website providing classified advertising across the United States and internationally. Minor Victim 1 and Minor Victim 2 each engaged in commercial sex acts and gave a portion of the profits the defendant. Davis knew that both victims were under the age of 18.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Siragusa.

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