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Buffalo man indicted for promoting prostitution, rape

Prosecutors say a Buffalo man used social media and pornography sites to solicit patrons for a prostitution enterprise that used suburban motel rooms for the illicit encounters.

Randon Moultrie, 29, was indicted on multiple counts of promoting prostitution and rape, according to acting District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr.

The charges accuse Moultrie of exploiting multiple female victims, including a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old, in a sex business that had been operating for months in Amherst and Tonawanda.

The indictment is the result of a joint investigation coordinated through the Joint Human Trafficking Task Force, composed of members of U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, and federal and local law enforcement agencies. Flaherty made special mention of work by detectives Joann DiNoto, Brian Walsh and Ed Solak of the Amherst Police Department, Sheriff’s Deputy Theresa Nietzel, and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Matthew Dellapenta.

Assistant District Attorney Ryan D. Haggerty is prosecuting the case.

Moultrie has been jailed since January on assault charges.

His twin brother, Brandon Moultrie, also is in the Erie County Holding Center awaiting sentencing for his conviction of attempting to assault a police officer. He also is facing criminal mischief charges for smashing a television set during an argument with a girlfriend.