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Sex trafficking charges lodged against Lockport man already accused in drug ring

A Lockport man charged earlier this month in connection with a heroin and crack cocaine ring faces new sex trafficking charges.

A federal grand jury indicted Oliver Kimmons, 49, who the U.S. Attorney's Office said "solicited young, opiate-addicted women to have sex with paying customers" and in exchange gave the victims drugs.

Authorities alleged Kimmons drove the women to farms, dairies and Indian reservations in the region, collected money from the customers and paid the victims in heroin. Kimmons is also accused of having sex with the women in exchange for drugs, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

The new indictment supercedes an indictment from earlier this month that saw Kimmons and a Lockport woman charged with distributing crack cocaine and heroin. Their arrests stemmed from a bigger drug bust last August involving suspects here and in California.

Kimmons is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder at 11 a.m. Thursday.

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