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NC man sentenced to prison for human trafficking minors in Morris County

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – A North Carolina man has been sentenced to prison for his role in human trafficking and promoting prostitution of two minors, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.

Aldophus Mims, 42, of Charlotte was sentenced on Sept. 3 to forty years in state prison ad must serve forty years before he is eligible for parole. He will also be subject to registration pursuant to Megan’s Law and parole supervision for life, Knapp said.

A Morris County jury found Mims guilty on June 12 of four counts of first-degree human trafficking, three counts of first-degree promoting prostitution, two counts of second-degree sexual assault, one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of third-degree distribution of heroin.

The crimes themselves occurred over a one week span in June of 2015, when Mims provided heroin to two juvenile females, then aged 15 and 17, and enticed them to engage in acts of prostitution at a Rockaway Township hotel. At the hotel the victims met with several male clients and Mims would then collect the money received after the sexual acts were completed.

The 15-year old victim also disclosed that Mims engaged in sexual acts with her. Mims then transported the victims to a different hotel in Parsippany to have them continue to engage in acts of prostitution.

“Assistant Prosecutors Magnone and Beaman did an outstanding job trying a very complex case. Additionally, the investigation by Sgt. Wang and Det. May was exemplary”. “All are to be commended”, he said. Prosecutor Knapp added, “AP Magnone and Sgt. Wang have been specially trained to investigate and prosecute the heinous crime of human trafficking and are leaders in statewide efforts to do so,” Knapp said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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