Man sentenced for interstate transport for prostitution
EUGENE, Ore. —
A man arrested for interstate transport of individuals for prostitution and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, was sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison.
Court documents say 36 year-old Anthony Ballard Jones transported two adult women victims from Idaho to Oregon for commercial sex acts. His first victim was with him for about eight months before Jones was arrested.
The documents say Jones met his second victim in Boise, Idaho in March of 2015. She was homeless when they met and Jones offered her drugs and convinced her that prostitution could make her rich.
The victim at first didn't want to do it, but then later agreed to do it.
Documents say at a motel in Eugene on March 7, 2015, a planned commercial sex act went south when the second victim didn't want to do the act. The John became upset and started tearing at the victim's clothing and threatened to come back with a gun. After he left, Jones threatened to leave the victim stranded in Oregon if she didn't keep working.
Eugene Police investigated the disturbance and came in contact with Jones. Jones was a convicted felon and was found with a pistol and arrested.
Jones pleases guilty to cone count of interstate transport for prostitution and felon in possession of a firearm on November 21, 2017.