Pawtucket man found guilty in sex trafficking of 16-year-old

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Pawtucket man has been convicted of sexually assaulting and trafficking of a 16-year-old girl.

Curtis Maxie, 60, was found guilty Wednesday by a Providence Superior Court jury of first-degree sexual assault, sex trafficking of a minor and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor. The jury returned the verdict in less than two hours.

The victim testified during the seven-day trial that Maxie sexually assaulted her at his apartment in April 2014 after she ran away from home. Maxie’s co-conspirator, Marquis Melia, testified that he brought the victim to Maxie’s apartment and purchased pre-paid debit cards for Maxie to use to place escort advertisements online.

Melia has pleaded no contest to his role and is awaiting sentencing.

Maxie’s sentencing date hasn’t been scheduled.

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