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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — Military policeman in Afghanistan. Pimp in Charlotte.
Those two sides of Xaver Boston crashed head-on this week in an uptown federal courtroom. There, the 29-year-old former Army Reservist was convicted of running a five-year, sex-trafficking ring that preyed on young, drug-addicted women.
Women - Boston - Trial - Hours - Deliberations
Three of those women testified against Boston during his three-day trial. After seven hours of deliberations, Boston’s jury found him guilty of six counts of sex trafficking and one count of using an interstate facility to promote a prostitution enterprise, prosecutors say.
Boston, nicknamed “Romeo,” faces 15 years to life and a $250,000 fine for each trafficking conviction, and will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert Conrad at a later date. Boston remained in custody Friday at the Mecklenburg County Jail.
Verdict - US - Attorney - Andrew - Murray
After the verdict, U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray described Boston as a predator “who ran a criminal enterprise that violated the most basic standards of human decency. ”
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Year - Army - Dad - War - Hero
A year ago, an Army dad was greeted as a war hero. Now he's accused of being a pimp.
Boston, according to Murray, “preyed on and abused vulnerable young women ... and used violence and...
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