Former Navy Sailor pleads guilty to sex trafficking HIV-positive child

A 25-year-old former Navy sailor pleaded guilty Thursday to traveling across state lines to enable underage prostitution, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Jeffrey Chadwick Wright was arrested on March 3rd after being found by Naval Criminal Investigative Services in base housing with a 17-year-old girl.

It was discovered that Wright, then on active duty in the Navy, had assisted the 17-year-old HIV positive girl in running away from her foster home in the Hampton Roads-area.

Wright then paid for backpage.com advertisements for escort services for the 17 year old in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina.

He was indicted May 8th on charges of sex trafficking of children; travel in furtherance of criminal activity; and concealment of evidence and faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison when he is sentenced on November 14, 2014 before United States Chief District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith.

5 comments

  • ann

    He was not charged on that you should get the real truth not just what they want you to know but who wants to know the real truth. The government lies just like anyone else. I was in the courtroom and it was a count 4 Aiding and abetting but lie is a lie but for someone who where never in trouble why would they do that as well the girl said she was 19

    • RealityCheck

      Really? All you can see is whether the charges are exactly correct? Never mind this person obviously has no morality to commit this act whether the girl is 17 or 19. He seriously has issues and my guess is that if he was never in trouble before it is only because he was never caught.

  • Samantha

    First off Jeff is an amazing guy I served with him in the navy media is destroying this story so for people that call him a monster or anything else inappropriate stop! For god sakes this man is going thru enough right now . If you don’t know the real facts then shut your mouth and stop judging people the girl was charged for prostitution already before she even met Jeff and got another an arrested and charged for the same thing in atl

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