LAFAYETTE, La. – Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a man living in Oregon was sentenced Thursday to 300 months in prison for sexually assaulting and torturing a woman who he had a child with and who engaged in prostitution.
Gammion McCloud, 37, originally from Washington, D.C., but who was living in Oregon at the time of his arrest, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to one count of travel to engage in criminal sexual activity and one count of interstate domestic violence. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release and ordered to pay $73,550 restitution. While on supervised release, he must obtain sex offender specific treatment. According to the March 2, 2017 guilty plea, McCloud acted as the “pimp” for the victim who he convinced to engage in prostitution. They were together from 2008 until 2014. He had a child with the victim and thereafter became progressively more abusive to her. He raped and tortured her repeatedly in the presence of her young child. He locked her in a small cage, forcing her to engage in acts of prostitution. She and her child were able to escape while in Louisiana after McCloud doused her in gasoline and set her on fire. During all of these acts, the defendant was in possession of a firearm.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Luke Walker prosecuted the case.
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