Anti-Predator Project

FBI Searching For Homestead Man Indicted For sex Trafficking In Children

The FBI is searching for a Homestead man indicted for sex trafficking in children.

Mario W. “Digga” Grisom, 34, was out on a $3,000 bond after his May arrest from a prostitution sting in Station Square. A federal grand jury Thursday indicted him on one count of sex trafficking of a child and one count of attempted sex trafficking of a child, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday.

Grisom was missing when federal agents went to arrest him on the new charges, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.

Grisom’s attorney, Casey White, declined comment on the federal charges. Grisom is still awaiting a preliminary hearing on state charges that include promoting prostitution and criminal conspiracy.

Pittsburgh police began investigating Grisom in April when the Missing Persons Unit received a tip about a juvenile runaway who might be working in the sex trade. The federal indictment says Grisom attempted to entice a minor female to work as a prostitute in 2012 and successfully enticed another minor female to work as a prostitute in April.

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