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Francisco Torrellas facing more charges stemming from prostitution business

Published On: Mar 21 2014 02:53:38 PM EDT
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A Lehigh County man, who was already charged with running a prostitution businesses involving an underage girl, is now facing more charges. 

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced today that Francisco Torrellas has been indicted on additional charges of conspiracy to use an interstate facility in aid of prostitution business, transportation of a minor to engage in prostitution, coercion and enticement to engage in prostitution and obstruction.

He was initially charged with sex trafficking of a minor on June 27, 2012.


Police say Torrellas, who was also known as "Francisco Fordham", "Dream", "Daddy" and "Pretty", operated a prostitution business in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and elsewhere from November 2010 through February 2013.

Investigators say Torrellas posted advertisements for sexual services on the internet. They also say after he was arrested, he continued to operate the business  from the Essex County Correctional Facility.

Torrellas is facing decades in prison and a fine of $250,000.