MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) – A New Jersey man who admitted to forcing women into prostitution will spend 10 years in prison.
NJ.com reports 47-year-old Marcus Tukes was sentenced Wednesday in Mays Landing after pleading guilty to human trafficking. Other charges, including cocaine possession, were dropped as part of a plea agreement.
The Bridgeton man was arrested last year at the Knight’s Inn motel in Absecon, just outside Atlantic City. The arrest followed a probe by the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force.
Tukes had previously been convicted of promoting prostitution and drug dealing.
Atlantic County assistant prosecutor Cary Shill described Tukes as a “predator” who “made a career of perpetuating human slavery through prostitution.”