MADISON, WIS. – Jeffrey M. Anderson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced today the unsealing of an indictment that charges Radames Hendrix, 42, Madison, Wis., with sex trafficking of a minor and sex trafficking using force, threats, and coercion. This sealed indictment was returned by a federal grand jury on June 22.
The indictment alleges that Hendrix trafficked a minor from October 1, 2013 through October 15, 2013, knowing that the minor would be caused to engage in a commercial sex act.
Hendrix was arrested yesterday by the FBI in Madison. He will make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison today at 10:00 a.m.
If convicted, Hendrix faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years and a maximum penalty of life in federal prison on the charge of sex trafficking of a minor, and a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years with a maximum of life on the charge of trafficking that individual using force, threats, and coercion.
The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, and Stoughton and Madison Police Departments. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger.
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