Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Diego Rodriguez, Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced the unsealing this morning of an indictment charging GREVY GERARD PIERRE-LOUIS, a/k/a “Cadillac Slim,” a/k/a “Caddy,” in four counts stemming from his long-running criminal enterprise that turned the violent sexual exploitation of girls and women into his own profit. The defendant was arrested this morning at his home in Miami, Florida, and was presented this afternoon in Miami federal court before Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman. The case is assigned to Chief United States District Judge Colleen McMahon.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “As alleged, the defendant victimized girls and women for the better part of 20 years through extreme violence, threats, and other types of abuse, all for profit. Along with our partners at the FBI, we are committed to protecting vulnerable victims from those alleged predators who seek to hurt and sexually exploit them.”
FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Diego Rodriguez said: “People see human trafficking every day in this city, but may not realize it because this crime that can be hidden in plain sight. The subject in this case allegedly used violence and intimidation as weapons, using these women as disposable chattel to line his pocket. The FBI and our law enforcement partners need the general public to watch for things that don’t seem right, and call us if they suspect someone is being trafficked or held against their will.”
As alleged in the Indictment:
Starting in or about 1998 and continuing through 2016, PIERRE-LOUIS has been compelling minor girls and women to engage in prostitution through extreme violence, psychological and verbal abuse, coercion, and threats of violence to his victims and their family members. PIERRE-LOUIS victimized minor girls and women in and around New York, including in Manhattan and the Bronx, and in a number of other states between New York and Florida, all for his own profit.
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PIERRE-LOUIS, 44, from Queens, New York, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, one count of interstate transportation of minors for the purpose of prostitution, one count of use of interstate commerce to promote unlawful activity, and one count of operating a child exploitation enterprise. The defendant faces a mandatory minimum term of 20 years in prison, and a maximum sentence of life in prison.
The statutory maximum sentences are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentences imposed on the defendant will be determined by the Court.
Anyone with information concerning GREVY GERARD PIERRE-LOUIS, a/k/a “Cadillac Slim,” a/k/a “Caddy,” that may be relevant to the investigation should contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 1-212-384-1000 or https://tips.fbi.gov/.
Mr. Bharara praised the outstanding investigative work of the FBI, and noted that the investigation is continuing. Mr. Bharara also thanked the New York City Police Department, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, the Miami Field Office of the FBI, the United States Secret Service, the City of Miami Police Department, the Miami Beach Police Department, and the Miramar Police Department for their critical support and cooperation throughout the investigation.
The prosecution is being handled by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jessica K. Fender and Amanda Kramer are in charge of the prosecution.
The charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
 As the introductory phrase signifies, the entirety of the text of the Indictment and the description of the Indictment set forth herein constitute only allegations, and every fact described should be treated as an allegation.