Jacksonville, FL – U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard today sentenced Antwan Harper, a/k/a “Pappy” (22, Jacksonville) to 12 years and 6 months in federal prison for sex trafficking a child. The Court also ordered him to serve a five-year term of supervision after his release from prison, and to register as a sex offender. He pleaded guilty on November 10, 2016.
According to court documents, in December 2015, Harper met a 15-year-old girl and advertised her for prostitution on the Internet. He accepted payment for the girl to perform sexual acts with his associates and fellow gang members. Harper is a documented member of the PYC street gang. On December 18, 2015, he was arrested and the victim was recovered by law enforcement.