Duo convicted for trafficking victim across South for prostitution

Mario Collins, Paulette Clayton | Photo: Oxford Police Department

Mario Collins and Paulette Clayton will soon head to prison.

Posted: Dec 20, 2017 1:56 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) – Two people have been convicted of transporting a female victim across the South to engage in prostitution.

A jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi convicted Mario D. Collins of Memphis and Paulette M. Clayton of Atlanta.

Both will be sentenced at a later date and face up to 10 years in prison.

The investigation by Oxford police and the FBI revealed the female victim was transported from Atlanta to Oxford by Collins and Clayton so she could engage in prostitution.

Both were arrested on April 27 at an Oxford motel and the victim was recovered from inside the motel.

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