By: Phoebe Tollefson June 13, 2020
Prosecutors have filed a total of 16 sex trafficking charges in federal court in Billings.
The two cases, each involving multiple defendants, list a total of 18 female victims allegedly forced or coerced into commercial sex work, although it was not immediately clear whether the two cases shared victims.
In one case, William Maurice Newkirk, Djavon Lamont King, and Mario Juan Drake are accused of trafficking seven female victims in the Billings area. Newkirk is accused of trafficking one victim between Montana and Wyoming.
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